HyperDic: estate

English > 3 senses of the word estate:
NOUNpossessionestateeverything you own
possessionestate, land, landed estate, acres, demesneextensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
groupestate, estate of the realm, the three estatesa 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
estate > pronunciation
Soundsihstey't
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > estate: 3 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningEverything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities / liabilities.
Narrowergross estateThe total valuation of the estate's assets at the time of the person's death
jointure, legal jointure(law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
life estate, estate for life(law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it
net estateThe estate remaining after debts and funeral expenses and administrative expenses have been deducted from the gross estate
Broaderproperty, belongings, holdingSomething owned
Spanishbagaje, fortuna, haber, hacienda, patrimonio, posesiones, riqueza
Catalanbéns, fortunes, haver, hisenda, patrimoni, possessions, riquesa
English > estate: 3 senses > noun 2, possession
Meaningextensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use.
Example"the family owned a large estate on Long Island"
Synonymsland, landed estate, acres, demesne
NarrowerCrown landLand that belongs to the Crown
baronyThe estate of a baron / baron
countryseatAn estate in the country
entailLand received by fee tail
fief, feoffA piece of land held under the feudal system
freeholdAn estate held in fee simple or for life
glebePlot of land belonging to an English parish church or an ecclesiastical office
haciendaA large estate in Spanish-speaking countries
homesteadLand acquired from the United States public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating it under the homestead law
leaseholdLand or property held under a lease
manorThe landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)
plantationAn estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
seigneury, seigniory, signoryThe estate of a seigneur
smallholdingA piece of land under 50 acres that is sold or let to someone for cultivation
Broaderreal property, real estate, realty, immovableProperty consisting of houses and land
Spanishdominio, finca, hacienda, terreno, tierra
Catalanacres, béns, finca, hisenda, terra, terreny
English > estate: 3 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA 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.
Synonymsestate of the realm, the three estates
Part ofstate, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicA politically organized body of people under a single government
RegionFrance, French RepublicA republic in western Europe
United Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Narrowerfirst estate, Lords SpiritualThe clergy in France and the heads of the church in Britain
fourth estateThe press, including journalists, newspaper writers, photographers
second estate, Lords TemporalThe nobility in France and the peerage in Britain
third estate, CommonsThe common people
Broaderclass, stratum, social class, socio-economic classPeople having the same social, economic, or educational status

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