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Estimate vs. Wag

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Estimatenoun

A rough calculation or assessment of the value, size, or cost of something.

Wagverb

To swing from side to side, such as of an animal's tail, or someone's head, to express disagreement or disbelief.

Estimatenoun

(construction and business) A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job is likely to cost.

Wagverb

To play truant from school.

Estimatenoun

An upper limitation on some positive quantity.

Wagverb

(obsolete) To be in action or motion; to move; progress.

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Estimateverb

To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.

Wagverb

(obsolete) To go; to depart.

Estimateverb

To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data.

Wagnoun

An oscillating movement.

‘The wag of my dog's tail expresses happiness.’;

Estimateverb

To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, - either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic (moral), value; to fix the worth of roughly or in a general way; as, to estimate the value of goods or land; to estimate the worth or talents of a person.

‘It is by the weight of silver, and not the name of the piece, that men estimate commodities and exchange them.’; ‘It is always very difficult to estimate the age in which you are living.’;

Wagnoun

A witty person.

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Estimateverb

To from an opinion of, as to amount,, number, etc., from imperfect data, comparison, or experience; to make an estimate of; to calculate roughly; to rate; as, to estimate the cost of a trip, the number of feet in a piece of land.

Wagverb

To move one way and the other with quick turns; to shake to and fro; to move vibratingly; to cause to vibrate, as a part of the body; as, to wag the head.

‘No discerner durst wag his tongue in censure.’; ‘Every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.’;

Estimatenoun

A valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation; as, an estimate of the cost of a building, or of the quantity of water in a pond.

‘Weigh success in a moral balance, and our whole estimate is changed.’; ‘No; dear as freedom is, and in my heart'sJust estimation prized above all price.’;

Wagverb

To move one way and the other; to be shaken to and fro; to vibrate.

‘The resty sieve wagged ne'er the more.’;

Estimatenoun

an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;

‘an estimate of what it would cost’; ‘a rough idea how long it would take’;

Wagverb

To be in action or motion; to move; to get along; to progress; to stir.

‘"Thus we may see," quoth he, "how the world wags."’;

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Estimatenoun

a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody;

‘many factors are involved in any estimate of human life’; ‘in my estimation the boy is innocent’;

Wagverb

To go; to depart; to pack oft.

‘I will provoke him to 't, or let him wag.’;

Estimatenoun

a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

Wagnoun

The act of wagging; a shake; as, a wag of the head.

Estimatenoun

a statement indicating the likely cost of some job;

‘he got an estimate from the car repair shop’;

Wagnoun

A man full of sport and humor; a ludicrous fellow; a humorist; a wit; a joker.

‘We wink at wags when they offend.’; ‘A counselor never pleaded without a piece of pack thread in his hand, which he used to twist about a finger all the while he was speaking; the wags used to call it the thread of his discourse.’;

Estimatenoun

the respect with which a person is held;

‘they had a high estimation of his ability’;

Wagnoun

a witty amusing person who makes jokes

Estimateverb

judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time);

‘I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds’;

Wagnoun

causing to move repeatedly from side to side

Estimateverb

judge to be probable

Wagverb

move from side to side;

‘The happy dog wagged his tail’;

Wagverb

(especially with reference to an animal's tail) move or cause to move rapidly to and fro

‘his tail began to wag’; ‘the dog went out, wagging its tail’;

Wagverb

move (an upwards-pointing finger) from side to side to signify disapproval

‘she wagged a finger at Elinor’;

Wagverb

play truant from (school).

Wagnoun

a wife or girlfriend of a sports player, typically characterized as having a high media profile and a glamorous lifestyle.

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