Guess Definition

gĕs
guesses
verb
guesses
To predict (a result or an event) without sufficient information.
American Heritage
To assume, presume, or assert (a fact) without sufficient information.
American Heritage
To form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture; surmise.
Webster's New World
To think or suppose.
I guess I can do it.
Webster's New World
To judge correctly by doing this.
Webster's New World
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noun
The act of guessing.
Webster's New World
A judgment or estimate formed by guessing; conjecture; surmise.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.
If you don't know the answer, take a guess.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Guess

Noun

Singular:
guess
Plural:
guesses

Origin of Guess

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary

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