To guess is defined as to predict, assume or estimate.verb
An example of guess is to figure that about 50 people will be at the party.
The definition of a guess is an act of predicting, estimating or assuming.noun
An example of a guess is the thought that about 10 people will be in the race.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
transitive verb, intransitive verb
- to form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture; surmise
- to judge correctly by doing this
- to think or suppose: I guess I can do it
Origin: ME gessen, to judge, estimate, prob. < MDu, akin to Dan gisse, Swed gissa, ON geta: for IE base see get
- the act of guessing
- a judgment or estimate formed by guessing; conjecture; surmise
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verb guessed, guess·ing, guess·es verb, transitive
- a. To predict (a result or an event) without sufficient information.b. To assume, presume, or assert (a fact) without sufficient information.
- To form a correct estimate or conjecture of: guessed the answer.
- To suppose; think: I guess he was wrong.
- To make an estimate or conjecture: We could only guess at her motives.
- To estimate or conjecture correctly.
- An act or instance of guessing.
- A conjecture arrived at by guessing.
Origin: Middle English gessen, probably of Scandinavian origin; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.
- guessˈer noun