# estimate-n; 4 Senses

### Sense Number 1: a quantity that is an approximate calculation

Commentary: ESTIMATE[+quantity][+calculation][+approximate]
NOTE: implies estimate = some number

Examples:
The estimates for annual yields at the chip fabrication plant turned out to be quite accurate.
My first estimate was off by an order of magnitude.
Bob's estimate of an hour to drive to the beach was based on low traffic times.

Mappings:
PropBank: estimate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: a judgement or opinion about something

Commentary: ESTIMATE[+state][+mental][+judgement]

Examples:
Professor Smith's estimate of the freshman chemistry class is rather low.
Our estimate of John rose dramatically after he got an article accepted to Nature.
Their estimate of their government's honesty in these matters is not great.

Mappings:
PropBank: estimate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 5

### Sense Number 3: an official document appraising the value of something

Commentary: ESTIMATE[+document][+appraisal][+official][+worth]

Examples:
The last estimate on that home showed annual property taxes of three thousand dollars.
Bob does real estate estimates for three towns in our county.
My house has gone through two estimates since I bought it.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM

### Sense Number 4: an informal document indicating the approximate cost of something

Commentary: ESTIMATE[+document][+appraisal][-official][+cost]

Examples:
Bob got three different estimates from three different painting companies.
Mary left her car with the auto shop after she had seen their estimate for repairs.
I left the estimate for the kitchen renovations on the dining room table for you.

Mappings:
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4