Definitions for Guessgɛs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to commit oneself to an opinion about (something) without sufficient evidence; hazard:

    to guess a person's weight.

  2. to estimate or conjecture about correctly:

    I guessed that would be the answer.

  3. to believe, or suppose:

    I guess I can manage alone.

  4. (v.i.)to form an estimate or conjecture (often fol. by at or about):

    to guess at the weight.

  5. to estimate or conjecture correctly.

  6. (n.)an opinion that one reaches on the basis of probability alone or in the absence of any evidence.

  7. the act of forming such an opinion:

    to take a guess.

* Syn: guess , conjecture , surmise imply attempting to form an opinion as to the probable. To guess is to risk an opinion regarding something one does not know about, or, by chance, to arrive at the correct answer to a question: to guess the outcome of a game. To conjecture is to make inferences in the absence of sufficient evidence to establish certainty: to conjecture the circumstances of the crime. surmise implies making an intuitive conjecture that may or may not be correct: to surmise the motives that led to the crime.

Origin of guess:

1300–50; ME gessen, perh. < Scand; cf. Sw, Dan, Norw gissa, MLG gissen, MD gessen, ON geta.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis(noun)

    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

  2. guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning(verb)

    an estimate based on little or no information

  3. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess(verb)

    expect, believe, or suppose

    "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"

  4. guess, venture, pretend, hazard(verb)

    put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

    "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"

  5. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge(verb)

    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

    "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

  6. guess, infer(verb)

    guess correctly; solve by guessing

    "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. guess(verb)ɛs

    to try to answer when you do not know for certain

    I guessed and got the answer wrong.; She guessed that I was 25.; They tried to guess the location.; Guess who I saw today?; I guessed right and won a prize!

  2. guessɛs

    indicates you want sb to ask you about what has happened

    "Guess what?" "What?" "I got an A!"

  3. guessɛs

    indicates you are going to say sth surprising

    You'll never guess what I did this morning!

  4. guessɛs

    I suppose

    I guess he can't come if he's sick.

  5. guessɛs

    indicates you agree, but are slightly unsure

    "It's the right thing to do, isn't it?" "I guess so."

  6. guess(noun)ɛs

    an act of guessing

    I'd say 28, but that's a guess.; My guess is, it would cost about $300.; I don't know, but I'll take a guess.


  1. guess(Noun)

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

  2. guess(Verb)

    To reach a partly (or totally) unqualified conclusion.

  3. guess(Verb)

    To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly.

    He who guesses the riddle shall have the ring.

  4. guess(Verb)

    to suppose (introducing a proposition of uncertain plausibility).

    That album is quite hard to find, but I guess you could look online for a sample song.

  5. Origin: . Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to , , or akin to , .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guess(verb)

    to form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture

  2. Guess(verb)

    to judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem preponderating, but are not decisive

  3. Guess(verb)

    to solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly; as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has guessed my designs

  4. Guess(verb)

    to hit upon or reproduce by memory

  5. Guess(verb)

    to think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; -- followed by an objective clause

  6. Guess(verb)

    to make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; -- with at, about, etc

  7. Guess(noun)

    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


  1. Guess

    Guess is a Taiwanese television variety show, currently hosted by Jacky Wu and Patty Hou. It is broadcast in Taiwan, weekly on Saturdays at 22:00 to 0:00 on free-to-air China Television and in Singapore weekly on Saturdays 23:30 on free-to-air MediaCorp Channel U. The show was twice nominated for Best Variety Programme and hosts Jacky Wu and Aya won Best Host in a Variety Programme from two nominations, at the Golden Bell Awards.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guess' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4438

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guess' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1474

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guess' in Verbs Frequency: #479

Translations for Guess

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to say what is likely to be the case

I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.

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