Dictionary: E-STEEM'ING – ES-TRANGE'

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Valuing; estimating; valuing highly; prizing; thinking; deeming.

ES-THET'ICS, n. [Gr. αισθητικος.]

The science of sensations; or the science of deducing from nature and taste the rules and principles of art. Elmes.

ES-TIF'E-ROUS, a. [L. æstus and fero.]

Producing heat.

ES'TI-MA-BLE, a. [Fr.; It. estimevole.]

  1. That is capable of being estimated or valued; as, estimable damage. Paley.
  2. Valuable; worth a great price A pound of man's flesh, taken from a man, / Is not so estimable or profitable. Shak.
  3. Worthy of esteem or respect; deserving our good opinion or regard. A lady said of her two companions, that one was more sociable, the other more estimable. Temple.


That which is worthy of regard. Brown.


The quality of deserving esteem or regard. R. Newton.

ES'TI-MA-BLY, adv.

In an estimable manner.


  1. A valuing or rating in the mind; a judgment or opinion of the value, degree, extent or quantity of any thing, without ascertaining it. We form estimates of the expenses of a war, of the probable outfits of a voyage, of the comparative strength or merits of two men, of the extent of a kingdom or its population. Hence estimate may be equivalent to calculation, computation, without measuring or weighing.
  2. Value. Shak.

ES'TI-MATE, v.t. [L. æstimo. See Esteem.]

  1. To judge and form an opinion of the value of; to rate by judgment or opinion, without weighing or measuring either value, degree, extent or quantity. We estimate the value of cloth by inspection, or the extent of a piece of land or the distance of a mountain. We estimate the worth of a friend by his known qualities. We estimate the merits or talents of two different men by judgment We estimate profits, loss and damage. Hence,
  2. To compute; to calculate; to reckon.


Valued; rated in opinion or judgment.


Valuing; rating; forming an opinion or judgment of the value, extent, quantity, or degree of worth of any object; calculating; computing.

ES-TI-MA'TION, n. [L. æstimatio.]

  1. The act of estimating.
  2. Calculation; computation; an opinion or judgment of the worth, extent or quantity of any thing, formed without using precise data. We may differ in our estimations of distance, magnitude or amount, and no less in our estimation of moral qualities.
  3. Esteem; regard; favorable opinion; honor. I shall have estimation among the multitude, and honor with the elders. Wisdom.


  1. Having the power of comparing and adjusting the worth or preference. [Little used.] Hale. Boyle.
  2. Imaginative.


One who estimates or values.

ES'TI-VAL, a. [L. æstivus, from æstas, summer. See Heat.]

Pertaining to summer, or continuing for the summer.

ES'TI-VATE, v.i.

To pass the summer.

ES-TI-VA'TION, n. [L. æstivatio, from æstas, summer, æstivo, to pass the summer.]

  1. The act of passing the summer. Bacon.
  2. In botany, the disposition of the petals within the floral gem or bud; 1. convolute, when the petals are rolled together like a scroll; 2. imbricate, when they lie over each other like tiles on a roof; 3. conduplicate, when they are doubled together at the midrib; 4. valvate, when as they are about to expand they are placed like the glumes in grasses. Martyn.

ES-TOP', v.t. [Fr. etouper, to stop. See Stop.]

In law, to impede or bar, by one's own act. A man shall always be estopped by his own deed, or not permitted to aver or prove any thing to contradiction to what he has once solemnly avowed. Blackstone.

ESTO-PERPETUUM, or PERPETUA, n. [L. Esto perpetuum, or perpetua.]

May it be perpetual.


Hindered; barred; precluded by one's own act.


In law, a stop; a plea in bar, grounded on a man's own act or deed, which estops or precludes him from averring any thing to the contrary. If a tenant for years levies a tine to another person, it shall work as an estoppel to the cognixor. Blackstone.


Impeding; barring by one's own act.

ES-TO'VERS, n. [Norm. estoffer, to store, stock, furnish; estuffeures, stores; Fr. etoffer, to stuff. See Stuff.]

In law, necessaries or supplies; a reasonable allowance out of lands or goods for the use of a tenant; such as sustenance of a felon in prison, and for his family during his imprisonment; alimony for a woman divorced, out of her husband's estate. Common of estovers, is the liberty of taking the necessary wood for the use or furniture of a house or farm, from another's estate. In Saxon, it is expressed by bote, which signifies more or supply, as house-bote, plow-bote, fire-bote, cart-bote, &c. Blackstone.

ES-TRADE', n. [Fr.]

An even or level place. Dict.

ES-TRANGE', v.t. [Fr. etranger. See Strange.]

  1. To keep at a distance; to withdraw; to cease to frequent and be familiar with. Had we estranged ourselves from them in things indifferent. Hooker. I thus estrange my person from her bed. Dryden.
  2. To alienate; to divert from its original use or possessor; to apply to a purpose foreign from its original or customary one. They have estranged this place and burnt intense in it to other gods. Jer. xix.
  3. To alienate, as the affections; to turn from kindness to indifference or malevolence. I do not know, to this hour, what it is that has estranged him from me. Pope.
  4. To withdraw; to withhold. We must estrange our belief from what is not clearly evidenced. Glanville.