1. 1〔大略〕roughly; approximately
    • ざっと見積ってもらった
    • I asked him to make a rough estimate.
    • この図書館にはざっと50万冊の蔵書がある
    • This library houses approximately [about] five hundred thousand books.
    • ざっとそんな男だ
    • Roughly speaking, that's what he's like.
  1. 2〔手短に〕briefly;〔軽く〕lightly
    • ざっと説明する
    • explain briefly
    • 嘆願書の主旨をざっと述べなさい
    • Give the gist of the petition./Outline the petition briefly.
    • 私はざっと新聞に目を通した
    • I 「skimmed through [ran my eyes over] the newspaper.
    • 彼はその問題にはざっと触れただけだ
    • He merely touched on the matter.