What does GUESS mean?

Definitions for GUESS
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GUESS.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. guess(Noun)

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

    Etymology: . Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to , , or akin to , .

  2. guess(Verb)

    To reach a partly (or totally) unqualified conclusion.

    Etymology: . Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to , , or akin to , .

  3. guess(Verb)

    To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly.

    He who guesses the riddle shall have the ring.

    Etymology: . Perhaps of Scandinavian origin, akin to , , or akin to , .

  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.

    Etymology: . 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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guess

    ges, v.t. to form an opinion on uncertain knowledge: to conjecture, to think.—v.i. to judge on uncertain knowledge: to conjecture rightly.—n. judgment or opinion without sufficient evidence or grounds.—adj. Guess′able, that may be guessed.—n. Guess′er, one who guesses or conjectures.—adv. Guess′ingly, by way of conjecture.—n. Guess′work, work done by guess: random action. [M. E. gessen; cog. with Dut. gissen; Dan. gisse, Ice. giska, for gitskageta, to get, think, A.S. gitan, whence Eng. get. See Forget.]

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

How to pronounce GUESS?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GUESS in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GUESS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of GUESS in a Sentence

  1. Logan Pierce:

    I guess the first thing that went through my mind was, like, complete and utter disbelief.

  2. Jim Hefner:

    I guess we would make more of an effort to get something planted, we may forgo corn and plant soybeans.

  3. John Malcolm:

    The laws do not strike me as being so loose that they are being incapable of successful enforcement actions, and in fact people are prosecuted for being unlicensed firearms dealers, my guess is, if they devoted more resources to prosecute these laws, they could.

  4. Ray Attrill:

    If there appears to be a genuine intent on both sides to use this summit as a platform for a serious negotiation of a peace treaty, I guess that's what success would look like today, nobody is expecting a peace treaty today, that is being overly optimistic. But if this turns out to be a complete failure there might be some implications for risk assets.

  5. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    I gave 'em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I'd have done the same thing.

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