estate - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    British an area where there are many houses, usually built at the same time by the same company. Many estates are owned by local government and have cheap houses for poorer families. The American word is development

    He grew up on an estate.

    1. c.
      a very large area of land that belongs to one person, usually with a very big house on it

      She has a team of six people who manage the estate.

  2. 2
    [usually singular] all the property and money that belongs to someone, especially someone who has just died
  3. 3
    British a long car with an extra door at the back and a lot of space behind the back seats