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English noun: estate

1. estate (possession) everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities


Broader (hypernym)belongings, holding, property


Narrower (hyponym)estate for life, gross estate, jointure, legal jointure, life estate, net estate

2. estate (possession) extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use


SamplesThe family owned a large estate on Long Island.


Synonymsacres, demesne, land, landed estate


Broader (hypernym)immovable, real estate, real property, realty


Narrower (hyponym)barony, countryseat, Crown land, entail, feoff, fief, freehold, glebe, hacienda, homestead, leasehold, manor, plantation, seigneury, seigniory, signory, smallholding

3. estate (group) a 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


Broader (hypernym)class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum


Narrower (hyponym)Commons, first estate, fourth estate, Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal, second estate, third estate


Part meronymbody politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state


Domain regionBritain, France, French Republic, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland









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