AskDefine | Define guess

Dictionary Definition



1 a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence [syn: conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis]
2 an estimate based on little or no information [syn: guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning]


1 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" [syn: think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon]
2 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" [syn: venture, pretend, hazard]
3 judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds" [syn: estimate, gauge, approximate, judge]
4 guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize" [syn: infer]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • gĕs, /ges/, /ges/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs


  1. A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.


prediction about the outcome of something


  1. To reach a partly (or totally) unqualified conclusion.
  2. (mainly US) to suppose (introducing a proposition of uncertain plausibility)
    That album is quite hard to find, but I guess you could look online for a sample song.


to reach an unqualified conclusion
to suppose

Extensive Definition

The word guess commonly refers to a conjecture or estimation. It may also refer to the following:

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