estate-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: the assets, property or wealth belonging to someone

Commentary: ESTATE[+wealth][+possessed]

He inherited two antique automobiles from his grandfather's estate.
The young beauty did not intend to marry a man of small estate.
John is trying to get his estate in order before shipping overseas to Iraq.
Taxes and bad financial planning have eaten away most of the estate left to the museum.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: property consisting of houses and land

Commentary: ESTATE[+property][+real][+land/+housing]

Real estate in this neighborhood has gone up fifty percent in the past two years.
I know a good real estate agent you can use.
John owns a lot of real estate in Florida.
Bob lost a lot of money on a risky real estate deal involving a condominium.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: an extensive, grand home situated on a large tract of land

Commentary: ESTATE[+domicile][+extensive]

The entrepreneur bought a large estate on the sea with a guest house and a dock.
Several multimillion dollar estates have remained on the market for at least six months.
This Mediterranean-style estate includes two outdoor pools, stables, and a private beach.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: a large social class of people in a society

Commentary: ESTATE[+class][+social][+major]

In early history the estates of the nobility, clergy and commons had separate political powers.
The king hoped for loyalty throughout the estate of the realm.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3