Definitions for guess
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word guess.
guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesisnoun
a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoningverb
an estimate based on little or no information
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"
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"
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judgeverb
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
guess correctly; solve by guessing
"He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.
To reach a partly (or totally) unqualified conclusion.
To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly.
He who guesses the riddle shall have the ring.
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,.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Conjecture; judgment without any positive or certain grounds.
Etymology: from the verb.
The enemy’s in view; draw up your powers:
Hard is the guess of their true strength and forces. William Shakespeare.
A poet must confess
His art’s like physick, but a happy guess. Dryden.
It is a wrong way of proceeding to venture a greater good for a less, upon uncertain guesses, before a due examination. John Locke.
We may make some guess at the distinction of things, into those that are according to, above, and contrary to reason. John Locke.
This problem yet, this offspring of a guess,
Let us for once a child of truth confess. Matthew Prior.
Etymology: ghissen, Dutch.
Incapable and shallow innocents!
You cannot guess who caus’d your father’s death. William Shakespeare.
Let not your ears despise my tongue for ever,
Which shall possess them with the heaviest sound That ever yet they heard.
—— Hum! I guess at it. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
He that, by reason of his swift motions, can inform himself of all places and preparations, should he not very often guess rightly of things to come, where God pleaseth not to give impediment? Walter Raleigh, History of the World.
There issue swarming bands
Of ambush’d men, whom, by their arms and dress,
To be Taxcallan enemies I guess. John Dryden, Indian Emperor.
The same author ventures to guess at the particular fate which would attend the Roman government. Jonathan Swift.
Nor can imagination guess,
How that ungrateful charming maid
My purest passion has betray’d. Jonathan Swift.
One may guess by Plato’s writings, that his meaning, as to the inferiour deities, was, that they who would have them might, and they who would not, might let them alone; but that himself had a right opinion concerning the true God. Edward Stillingfleet, Defence of Disc. on Rom. Idol.
To hit upon by accident; to determine rightly of any thing without certain direction of the judgment.
If Xerxes was able to call every common soldier by his name in his army, it may be guessed he got not this wonderful ability by learning his lessons by heart. John Locke.
A guess is a conjecture or estimation. To "guess" is to make a prediction without sufficient information or knowledge.
A guess is an estimation or conjecture made without sufficient evidence or knowledge, usually in an attempt to find the answer to something unknown or uncertain. It is typically based on intuition, experience, or limited information available.
to form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture
to judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem preponderating, but are not decisive
to solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly; as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has guessed my designs
to hit upon or reproduce by memory
to think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; -- followed by an objective clause
to make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; -- with at, about, etc
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
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
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 gitska—geta, to get, think, A.S. gitan, whence Eng. get. See Forget.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Guess is ranked #4507 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Guess surname appeared 7,871 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Guess.
73.4% or 5,782 total occurrences were White.
20.2% or 1,594 total occurrences were Black.
2.6% or 212 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2% or 161 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1% or 84 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 38 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'guess' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4438
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'guess' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1474
Rank popularity for the word 'guess' in Verbs Frequency: #479
The numerical value of guess in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of guess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
My father Clive Sinclair is obviously famous for his computers in the early days and obviously the C5 back in the 80s, this particular project has kind of been my own, but I guess growing up with someone who makes and invents products and takes it all the way through to production I guess that's inevitably an influence on the way I've done the business.
I wonder why I was never even scared, I guess I never really even cared It’s a fate I never really feared, It’s a comfort that quickly disappeared I wonder why I was never even there, I guess life's really never been fair It’s all a huge joke on our sympathy, how we’ve destroyed our own dignity
Lloyd Hey, I guess they're right senior citizens although slow and dangerous behind the wheel--can still serve a purpose. I'll be right back, don't you go dying on me
I can't bring myself to say, 'Well, I guess I'll be toddling along.' It isn't that I can't toddle. It's just that I can't guess I'll toddle.
It doesn't concern me. What is science? Science is an educated guess, what if they guess wrong? There's just as much chance as them to be wrong as there is for them to be right.
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- يخمن, خمنArabic
- conjetura, endevinar, obtenir, suposarCatalan, Valencian
- hádat, předpokládat, odhad, uhádnoutCzech
- schätzen, erraten, raten, VermutungGerman
- μάλλον, μαντεύω, εικασία, υποθέτωGreek
- conjeturar, conjetura, adivinar, suponer, deducirSpanish
- arvata, arvausFinnish
- conjecture, déduire, supposer, devinerFrench
- ergjeWestern Frisian
- tomhais, barail, tuairmse, tomhasScottish Gaelic
- geta, giskaIcelandic
- congettura, indovinareItalian
- 察する, 推測, 憶測, 当てる, 言い当てるJapanese
- 추측, 推測Korean
- poneo, facio, fingere, sumere, divinoLatin
- agak, anggarMalay
- raden, veronderstellen, denk, gissen, veronderstelling, gissing, gokDutch
- gjeteNorwegian Nynorsk
- gjetning, gjette, gissaNorwegian
- zgadnąć, odgadnąć, przypuszczaćPolish
- adivinhar, suposiçãoPortuguese
- presupune, bănuiRomanian
- угадывать, отгадать, полагать, отгадывать, угадать, догадка, догадываться, догадатьсяRussian
- pretpostavljati, valjdaSerbo-Croatian
- gissning, förmoda, tro, gissaSwedish
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