# Estimate vs Swipe - What's the difference?

estimate | swipe |

## As nouns the difference between estimate and swipe

is that estimate is a rough calculation or guess while swipe is a quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; A sweep.

## As verbs the difference between estimate and swipe

is that estimate is to calculate roughly, often from imperfect data while swipe is to steal or snatch.

# estimate

## English

* (archaic)

### Noun

(en noun)
• A rough calculation or guess.
• (construction and business) A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.
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#### Synonyms

* estimation * appraisal

#### Derived terms

* ballpark estimate

### Verb

• To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.
• * {{quote-book, year=1965, author=Ian Hacking, title=Logic of Statistical Inference, passage=I estimate that I need 400 board feet of lumber to complete a job, and then order 350 because I do not want a surplus, or perhaps order 450 because I do not want to make any subsequent orders.
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• To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data.
• * John Locke
• It is by the weight of silver, and not the name of the piece, that men estimate commodities and exchange them.
• * J. C. Shairp
• It is always very difficult to estimate the age in which you are living.

#### Synonyms

* appraise * guess

#### Derived terms

* estimable * underestimate * overestimate

### Anagrams

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# swipe

## English

### Verb

(swip)
• To steal or snatch.
• Hey! Who swiped my lunch?
• * 1968 , , 00:48:18:
• "Maybe I could swipe some Tintex from the five-and-dime."
• To scan or register by sliding something through a reader.
• He swiped his card at the door.
• To grab or bat quickly.
• The cat swiped at the shoelace.

### Noun

• (countable) A quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; A sweep.
• (countable) A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club.
• (countable, informal) A rough guess; an estimate or swag.
• Take a swipe at the answer, even if you're not sure.
• (uncountable) Poor, weak beer; small beer.

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