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): 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
  • (noun): Everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities.

Famous quotes containing the word estate:

    I ‘gin to be aweary of the sun,
    And wish th’ estate o’ the world were now undone.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content,
    The quiet mind is richer than a crown;
    Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent,
    The poor estate scorns Fortune’s angry frown.
    Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss,
    Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss.
    Robert Greene (1558?–1592)