1 land owned by a person/family/organization
big, great, huge, large, substantial, vast

the family mansion and sprawling country estate

country, rural

the family's country estate

grand, palatial

He owned a palatial estate in California.


the family estate at Kostroma

landed (esp. BrE)

Gilbert was heir to an extensive landed estate.

sugar, wine

Bordeaux's most famous wine estate

freehold, leasehold (both BrE, law)
have, own

The family owns a large estate in the north.


Queen Victoria bought the estate in 1848.

manage, run
manager, owner, worker (BrE)
agency, agent (both BrE) (real estate agency, real estate agent in AmE)
on an/the estate

the number of people living on the estate

estate of

an estate of 20 000 acres

an heir to an estate

The young prince is the heir to a vast estate in the west of the country.

2 (BrE) land with a lot of buildings of the same type
large, massive
deprived, run-down

youngsters living on deprived housing estates

council, housing
industrial, trading

The factory is on a large industrial estate on the outskirts of town.

on an/the estate

She lives on a council estate in Leeds.

3 (law) property that sb leaves when they die

assets from your taxable estate

bequeath (formal), leave

The bulk of his estate was bequeathed to his son Jacob.

She left her whole estate to her niece.


She inherited her father's estate.


His personal estate is worth $30 million.


It took seven years to settle the estate.

be valued at sth, be worth sth
tax (AmE)

to transfer estate taxes to the next generation


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