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Meaning & Definition of Guess in English

English

Guess

/gɛs/

noun

1. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

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

2. An estimate based on little or no information

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

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • guess
  • ,
  • venture
  • ,
  • pretend
  • ,
  • hazard

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

  • "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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.