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Meaning of GUESS

Pronunciation:  ges

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an estimate based on little or no information
  2. [n]  a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  3. [v]  expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
  4. [v]  guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
  5. [v]  form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, as of quantities or time; "I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds"
  6. [v]  put forward, of a guess; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"
 

GUESS is a 5 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: approximate, conjecture, dead reckoning, estimate, gauge, guessing, guesswork, hazard, hypothesis, imagine, infer, judge, opine, reckon, shot, speculation, suppose, supposition, surmisal, surmise, think, venture
 
 See Also: anticipate, anticipate, approximation, assess, calculate, call, cipher, compute, count, cypher, divine, estimate, estimation, expect, figure, figure out, forebode, foretell, give, guesstimate, idea, lick, lowball, make, misgauge, opinion, overestimate, overrate, place, predict, prognosticate, promise, put, puzzle out, quantise, quantize, set, solve, speculate, surmise, suspect, suspect, tell, truncate, underestimate, view, work, work out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Guess\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guessed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Guessing}.] [OE. gessen; akin to Dan. gisse, Sw. gissa,
    Icel. gizha, D. gissen: cf. Dan. giette to guess, Icel. geta
    to get, to guess. Probably originally, to try to get, and
    akin to E. get. See {Get}.]
    1. To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means
       of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture.
    
             First, if thou canst, the harder reason guess.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    2. To judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem
       preponderating, but are not decisive.
    
             We may then guess how far it was from his design.
                                                   --Milton.
    
             Of ambushed men, whom, by their arms and dress, To
             be Taxallan enemies I guess.          --Dryden.
    
    3. To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly;
       as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has
       guessed my designs.
    
    4. To hit upon or reproduce by memory. [Obs.]
    
             Tell me their words, as near as thou canst guess
             them.                                 --Shak.
    
    5. To think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; -- followed
       by an objective clause.
    
             Not all together; better far, I guess, That we do
             make our entrance several ways.       --Shak.
    
             But in known images of life I guess The labor
             greater.                              --Pope.
    
    Syn: To conjecture; suppose; surmise; suspect; divine; think;
         imagine; fancy.
    
    Usage: {To Guess}, {Think}, {Reckon}. Guess denotes, to
           attempt to hit upon at random; as, to guess at a thing
           when blindfolded; to conjecture or form an opinion on
           hidden or very slight grounds: as, to guess a riddle;
           to guess out the meaning of an obscure passage. The
           use of the word guess for think or believe, although
           abundantly sanctioned by good English authors, is now
           regarded as antiquated and objectionable by
           discriminating writers. It may properly be branded as
           a colloguialism and vulgarism when used respecting a
           purpose or a thing about which there is no
           uncertainty; as, I guess I 'll go to bed.
    
    
  2. \Guess\, v. i.
    To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; -- with
    at, about, etc.
    
          This is the place, as well as I may guess. --Milton.
    
    
  3. \Guess\, n.
    An opinion as to anything, formed without sufficient or
    decisive evidence or grounds; an attempt to hit upon the
    truth by a random judgment; a conjecture; a surmise.
    
          A poet must confess His art 's like physic -- but a
          happy guess.                             --Dryden.
    
    
 
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