- The definition of a guess is an act of predicting, estimating or assuming.
An example of a guess is the thought that about 10 people will be in the race.
- To guess is defined as to predict, assume or estimate.
An example of guess is to figure that about 50 people will be at the party.
guess definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English gessen, to judge, estimate, probably ; from Middle Dutch akin to Danish gisse, Swedish gissa, Old Norse geta: for Indo-European base see get
- the act of guessing
- a judgment or estimate formed by guessing; conjecture; surmise
guess definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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