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guessing game

noun

Simple Definition of guessing game

  • : a game in which the player has to correctly guess the answer

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of guessing game

  1. :  a game in which the player has to correctly guess the answer —often used figuratively <Making a diagnosis in such cases can be a real guessing game.> <Reporters continue to play a guessing game as they wait to hear her final decision.>

Word by Word Definitions

guessplay guessing
  1. :  to form an opinion of from little or no evidence

    :  believe, suppose

    :  to arrive at a correct conclusion about by conjecture, chance, or intuition

  1. :  conjecture, surmise

gameplay
  1. :  activity engaged in for diversion or amusement :  play

    :  the equipment for a game

    :  often derisive or mocking jesting :  fun, sport

  1. :  to play for a stake

    :  to lose or squander by gambling

    :  to take dishonest advantage of :  cheat

  1. :  having or showing a resolute unyielding spirit

    :  willing or ready to proceed

    :  of or relating to game

  1. :  lame


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