Guess meaning

gĕs
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To suppose; think.

I guess he was wrong.

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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.

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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.

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To make an estimate or conjecture.

We could only guess at her motives.

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To estimate or conjecture correctly.
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An act or instance of guessing.
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A conjecture arrived at by guessing.
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To form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture; surmise.
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To judge correctly by doing this.
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To think or suppose.

I guess I can do it.

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The act of guessing.
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A judgment or estimate formed by guessing; conjecture; surmise.
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To reach a partly (totally) unqualified conclusion.
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To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly.

He who guesses the riddle shall have the ring.

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(chiefly US) To suppose (introducing a proposition of uncertain plausibility).

That album is quite hard to find, but I guess you could try ordering it online.

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A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.

If you don't know the answer, take a guess.

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To form a correct estimate or conjecture of.

Guessed the answer.

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Origin of guess

  • Middle English gessen probably of Scandinavian origin ghend- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gessen, probably of Scandinavian origin, from Old Danish getse, gitse, getsa (“to guess”), from Old Norse *getsa, *gitsa, from Proto-Germanic *gitisōną (“to guess”), from Proto-Germanic *getaną (“to get”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰed- (“to take, seize”). Cognate with Danish gisse (“to guess”), Swedish gissa (“to guess”), Dutch gissen (“to guess”), Low German gissen (“to guess”). Related also to Icelandic giska ("to guess"; from Proto-Germanic *gitiskōną). Compare also Russian гадать (gadatʹ, “to conjecture, guess, divine”), Albanian gjëzë (“riddle”) from gjej (“find, recover, obtain”). More at get.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English gesse. Cognate with Dutch gis (“a guess”).

    From Wiktionary