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guess

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verb \ˈges\

Definition of guess

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form an opinion of from little or no evidence

  3. 2 :  believe, suppose <I guess you're right>

  4. 3 :  to arrive at a correct conclusion about by conjecture, chance, or intuition <guess the answer>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to make a guess

guessable

play \ˈge-sə-bəl\ adjective

guesser

noun

Examples of guess in a sentence

  1. Can you guess how many people were there?

  2. He guessed that it would rain today.

  3. It was colder and windier than I had guessed it would be.

  4. She can only guess what he meant.

  5. I had to choose one, and I guessed right.

  6. If you can't think of an answer, guess.

  7. I just heard why he left her. Let me guess—another woman.

  8. As you might have guessed, her parents are not happy about her decision.

  9. We can only guess at what really happened.

  10. She guessed my age on her first try.

Origin and Etymology of guess

Middle English gessen, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian & Swedish gissa to guess, Middle Dutch gissen, gessen, Old Norse geta to get, guess — more at get


First Known Use: 14th century


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guess

noun

Definition of guess

Examples of guess in a sentence

  1. I'm not sure how old he is, but I'm willing to hazard a guess.

  2. My guess is that he'll change his story when he realizes how much trouble he's in.

14th Century

First Known Use of guess

14th century



GUESS Defined for English Language Learners

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guess

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verb \ˈges\

Definition of guess for English Language Learners

  • : to form an opinion or give an answer about something when you do not know much or anything about it

  • : to guess (something) correctly : to make a correct conclusion about (someone or something) by chance

  • : to suppose or think (something)


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guess

noun

Definition of guess for English Language Learners

  • : an attempt to give an opinion or answer about something when you do not know much about it or are not sure about it


GUESS Defined for Kids

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guess

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verb \ˈges\

Definition of guess for Students

guessed

guessing

  1. 1 :  to form an opinion or give an answer about from little or no information <Guess what I got for my birthday.>

  2. 2 :  to solve correctly mainly by chance <I guessed the riddle.>

  3. 3 :  think 1, suppose <Are you ready? I guess so.>

guesser

noun

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guess

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noun

Definition of guess for Students

  1. :  an opinion or answer that is reached with little information or by chance



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