What is estate?

  • (noun): Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use.
    Example: "The family owned a large estate on Long Island"
    Synonyms: land, landed estate, acres, demesne
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "estate":

  • (noun): Everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities.
  • (noun): A major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country and formerly possessing distinct political rights.
    Synonyms: estate of the realm

Famous quotes containing the word estate:

    Not a flock of wild geese cackles over our town, but it to some extent unsettles the value of real estate here, and, if I were a broker, I should probably take that disturbance into account.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Never let the estate decrease in your hands. It is only by such resolutions as that that English noblemen and English gentlemen can preserve their country. I cannot bear to see property changing hands.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    Our vices always lie in the direction of our virtues, and in their best estate are but plausible imitations of the latter.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)