Definition of Guess

1. Noun. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.

2. Verb. Expect, believe, or suppose. "They guess that there was a traffic accident "; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
Exact synonyms: Imagine, Opine, Reckon, Suppose, Think
Generic synonyms: Anticipate, Expect
Specialized synonyms: Suspect
Derivative terms: Guesser, Opinion, Supposal, Supposition, Thought, Thought

3. Noun. An estimate based on little or no information.

4. Verb. Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation. "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
Exact synonyms: Hazard, Pretend, Venture
Specialized synonyms: Anticipate, Call, Forebode, Foretell, Predict, Prognosticate, Promise, Surmise, Suspect
Generic synonyms: Speculate
Derivative terms: Guesser, Guessing, Hazard

5. Verb. Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time). "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

6. Verb. Guess correctly; solve by guessing. "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
Exact synonyms: Infer
Generic synonyms: Figure Out, Lick, Puzzle Out, Solve, Work, Work Out
Specialized synonyms: Tell
Derivative terms: Guesser

Definition of Guess

1. v. t. To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture.

2. v. i. To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; -- with at, about, etc.

3. 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.

Definition of Guess

1. Noun. A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support. ¹

2. Verb. To reach a partly (or totally) unqualified conclusion. ¹

3. Verb. To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly. ¹

4. Verb. (mainly US) to suppose (introducing a proposition of uncertain plausibility). ¹

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Definition of Guess

1. to form an opinion from little or no evidence [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Guess

1. 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) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Guess

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guerrilla warfare
guess (current term)
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Literary usage of Guess

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"... one' hardly includes me, for I cannot at the moment say, though I may guess. At any rate you can tell that a song or ode has three parts— the words, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... Baptiste did not guess, which was no wonder, seeing that Baptiste was not bright ; but the lynx-eyed Suzette, hie better half, did not guess it either, ..."

3. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"First guess a man's ruling passion, appeal to it by a word, set it in motion by temptation, and you will infallibly give checkmate to his freedom of will. ..."

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