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Definitions of guess

  1. form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, as of quantities or time; " I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds"
  2. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  3. an estimate based on little or no information
  4. put forward, of a guess; " I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"
  5. 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"
  6. guess correctly; solve by guessing; " He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
  7. judge tentatively or form an estimate of ( quantities or time); " I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  8. 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"
  9. To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture.
  10. To judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem preponderating, but are not decisive.
  11. To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly; as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has guessed my designs.
  12. To hit upon or reproduce by memory.
  13. 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.
  14. To think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; - followed by an objective clause.
  15. To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; - with at, about, etc.
  16. A hasty or chance conclusion; an opinion formed without sufficient or real evidence; the act of forming such an opinion.
  17. To hit upon, or judge of, at random; colloquially, believe or think.
  18. To form an opinion without sound reason.
  19. To form an opinion on uncertain knowledge.
  20. To judge on uncertain knowledge: to conjecture rightly.
  21. Judgment or opinion without sufficient evidence or grounds.
  22. A conjecture.
  23. To conjecture; solve, as a riddle.
  24. To form conjectures.
  25. To conjecture; surmise; find out by conjecture; divine.
  26. A tentative opinion; a supposition; surmise; conjecture.
  27. Judgment without certain evidence or grounds.
  28. To surmise, imagine, or conclude on imperfect grounds; to divine; to hit upon; to be inclined to believe.
  29. To conjecture; to judge at random.
  30. A conjecture; an opinion formed without certain knowledge.
  31. To conjecture; to suppose; to form an opinion without sufficient evidence; to decide from mere probabilities; to hit upon the truth.
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Usage examples for guess

  1. I guess you've done me a good turn! – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  2. I guess that you are angry with your son, with Major Mannering. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  3. I guess you want some help here. – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  4. I guess you don't think much of me, do you? – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  5. Oh, no; but I guess I can stand it! – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  6. " I guess he said. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  7. Yes; I guess that's it, when you come right down to it. – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  8. Now, if you were to let him know that you don't want to go to- night, and let him guess after a day or two, that you would very much rather... – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. He laughed, and said: I guess we'll all be glad enough to have you! – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  10. I guess you don't want anything, Irene. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. I guess you all saw it, too. – New Apples in the Garden by Kris Ottman Neville
  12. " If you cannot guess I won't tell you till the time comes," replied Jacob. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  13. You guess what I mean. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  14. But I guess I got to stay. – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  15. " Guess again, Fowle," said Carshaw. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  16. I guess they don't keep 'em 'round here. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  17. He asked me to guess – The Return by Walter de la Mare
  18. I guess you've heard of me. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  19. I guess you're all right now. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  20. " Guess yuh'll be all right now," he said. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
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