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Meaning & Definition of Guess in English





1. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

  • guess,
  • conjecture,
  • supposition,
  • surmise,
  • surmisal,
  • speculation,
  • hypothesis

2. An estimate based on little or no information

  • guess,
  • guesswork,
  • guessing,
  • shot,
  • dead reckoning


1. 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"
  • think,
  • opine,
  • suppose,
  • imagine,
  • reckon,
  • guess

2. 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"
  • guess,
  • venture,
  • pretend,
  • hazard

3. Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

  • "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  • estimate,
  • gauge,
  • approximate,
  • guess,
  • judge

4. Guess correctly

  • Solve by guessing
  • "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
  • guess,
  • infer

Examples of using

That's a safe guess.
"How soon can you land?" "I can't tell." "You can tell me. I'm a doctor." "No, I mean I'm just not sure!" "Can't you take a guess?" "Well, not for another two hours." "You can't take a guess for another two hours?"
I couldn't make myself clear enough I guess.