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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Es*tate"
  1. Settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation."When I came to man's estate." [Shak.]"Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate." [Romans xii. 16.]
  2. Social standing or rank; quality; dignity."God hath imprinted his authority in several parts, upon several estates of men." [Jer. Taylor.]
  3. A person of high rank.(Obs)"She's a duchess, a great estate." [Latimer.]"Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee." [Mark vi. 21.]
  4. A property which a person possesses; a fortune; possessions, esp. property in land; also, property of all kinds which a person leaves to be divided at his death."See what a vast estate he left his son." [Dryden.]
  5. The state; the general body politic; the common-wealth; the general interest; state affairs.(Obs)"I call matters of estate not only the parts of sovereignty, but whatsoever . . . concerneth manifestly any great portion of people." [Bacon.]
  6. pl.The great classes or orders of a community or state (as the clergy, the nobility, and the commonalty of England) or their representatives who administer the government; as, the estates of the realm (England), which are (1) the lords spiritual, (2) the lords temporal, (3) the commons.
  7. [Law] The degree, quality, nature, and extent of one's interest in, or ownership of, lands, tenements, etc.; as, an estate for life, for years, at will, etc.

Etymology: OF. estat, F. ├ętat, L. status, fr. stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. State

verb Es*tate"
  1. To establish.(Obs)
  2. Tom settle as a fortune.(Archaic)
  3. To endow with an estate.(Archaic)"Then would I . . . Estate them with large land and territory." [Tennyson.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
  2. Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use ("the family owned a large estate on Long Island")
  3. Everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities

Notable Persons Named Estate

Estate V. Khmaladze is a in the field of mathematician. Estate was born on October 20th, 1944 in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, USSR.


Fun Facts about the name Estate

  • When was the first name Estate first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Estate is Thursday, January 19th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Estate? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Estate. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Estate: Your name in reverse order is Etatse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eetast. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Estate born Aug 20, 2012

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.