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  Definition of guess
  1. an estimate based on little or no information
  2. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  3. 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"
  4. guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
  5. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  6. 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"
Similar Words: guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis, think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, infer, estimate, gauge, approximate, judge, venture, pretend, hazard

 

See Also: overestimate, overrate, lowball, underestimate

 

Hyponyms: divination, suspect, tell, quantize, quantise, misgauge, place, put, set, give, lowball, underestimate, assess, make, reckon, count, truncate, guesstimate, predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise, surmise

 

Derivational Morphology: venture, pretend, hazard, think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, surmise, suspect, say, estimate, gauge, approximate, judge, supposition, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning, guesser, supposal, opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought, idea, evaluator, judgment, judgement, judging, appraisal, estimation, approximation, luck, fortune, chance

 

Anagrams: segue

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 猜測   Dutch: gok and veronderstellen  
Finnish: arvata and arvaus   French: conjecture and deviner  
German: schätzen and Vermutung   Greek: υποθέσει and εικασία  
Italian: congettura and indovinare   Japanese: 推測  
Korean: 추측   Portuguese: suposição  
Romanian: bănui   Russian: догадка and угадать  
Slovenian: uganiti   Spanish: adivinar and conjetura  
Swedish: gissa  
 
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