Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

real estate

[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/
property, especially in land:
three acres of real estate.
Origin of real estate
Related forms
real-estate, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for real-estate
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Twenty-three thousand people are said to have left the city, and real-estate values suffered severely.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty Charles A. Murdock
  • I lived there in 1857—an extraordinary year there in real-estate matters.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • "But the real-estate business ain't like the cloak business, Mr. Potash," B. Rashkin said.

    Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass
  • On the envelope was the printed address of a real-estate broker in Brooklyn.

    The Telegraph Boy Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • A new railroad touched it at one edge, and real-estate dealers left off fighting about Larch Avenue.

    Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for real-estate

real estate

another term for real property
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for real estate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for real

Scrabble Words With Friends