Pronunciation: gĕs
v. t.1.To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture.
[imp. & p. p. Guessed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Guessing.]
First, if thou canst, the harder reason guess.
- Pope.
2.To judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem preponderating, but are not decisive.
We may then guess how far it was from his design.
- Milton.
3.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.To hit upon or reproduce by memory.
Tell me their words, as near as thou canst guess them.
- Shak.
5.To think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; - followed by an objective clause.
v. i.1.To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; - with at, about, etc.
This is the place, as well as I may guess.
- Milton.
n.1.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.
A poet must confess
His art 's like physic - but a happy guess.
- Dryden.
Noun1.guess - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
2.guess - an estimate based on little or no information
Verb1.guess - 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"
2.guess - 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"
Synonyms: hazard, venture, pretend
3.guess - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
4.guess - guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
Synonyms: infer
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