What does guess mean?

Definitions for guess
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesisnoun

    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

  2. guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoningverb

    an estimate based on little or no information

  3. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guessverb

    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, hazardverb

    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, judgeverb

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

    "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

  6. guess, inferverb

    guess correctly; solve by guessing

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

Wiktionary

  1. guessnoun

    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. guessverb

    To reach a partly (or totally) unqualified conclusion.

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

  3. guessverb

    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. guessverb

    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. Guessverb

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

  2. Guessverb

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

  3. Guessverb

    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. Guessverb

    to hit upon or reproduce by memory

  5. Guessverb

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

  6. Guessverb

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

  7. Guessnoun

    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.]

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

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

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

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  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. Randall Tyler:

    I think Dad plain got tired and fed up, we didn't realize he was hurting that much, I guess.

  2. Richard Ketchum:

    I won't second guess what happened at the MERC without understanding the facts themselves.

  3. John Boardman:

    Our industry is one of first line items in business budgets to get cut and generally the last line item added back into a budget when things are getting better, right now, it's anybody's guess as to what we look like this summer or in the fall.

  4. Michael Avenatti:

    I can't allow it to eat me up, because otherwise, you know, I might as well just do, I guess, the crawl into a fetal position and wither away.

  5. Jack Gridley:

    None of Dorothy Lane Market's science, it's just a wild turkey guess.

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