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guess

 (gĕs)
v. guessed, guess·ing, guess·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To predict (a result or an event) without sufficient information.
b. To assume, presume, or assert (a fact) without sufficient information.
2. To form a correct estimate or conjecture of: guessed the answer.
3. To suppose; think: I guess he was wrong.
v.intr.
1. To make an estimate or conjecture: We could only guess at her motives.
2. To estimate or conjecture correctly.
n.
1. An act or instance of guessing.
2. A conjecture arrived at by guessing.

[Middle English gessen, probably of Scandinavian origin; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]

guess′er n.

guess

(ɡɛs)
vb (when tr, may take a clause as object)
1. (when: intr, often foll by at or about) to form or express an uncertain estimate or conclusion (about something), based on insufficient information: guess what we're having for dinner.
2. to arrive at a correct estimate of (something) by guessing: he guessed my age.
3. informal chiefly US and Canadian to believe, think, or suppose (something): I guess I'll go now.
4. keep a person guessing to let a person remain in a state of uncertainty
n
5. an estimate or conclusion arrived at by guessing: a bad guess.
6. the act of guessing
7. anyone's guess something difficult to predict
[C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Swedish gissa, Old Danish gitse, Middle Dutch gissen; see get]
ˈguessable adj
ˈguesser n
ˈguessingly adv

guess

(gɛs)

v.t.
1. to commit oneself to an opinion about (something) without sufficient evidence; hazard: to guess a person's weight.
2. to estimate or conjecture about correctly: I guessed that would be the answer.
3. to believe, or suppose: I guess I can manage alone.
v.i.
4. to form an estimate or conjecture (often fol. by at or about): to guess at the weight.
5. to estimate or conjecture correctly.
n.
6. an opinion that one reaches on the basis of probability alone or in the absence of any evidence.
7. the act of forming such an opinion: to take a guess.
[1300–50; Middle English gessen, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Dan, Norwegian gissa, Middle Low German gissen, Middle Dutch gessen, Old Norse geta.]
guess′a•ble, adj.
guess′er, n.
syn: guess, conjecture, surmise imply attempting to form an opinion as to the probable. To guess is to risk an opinion regarding something one does not know about, or, by chance, to arrive at the correct answer to a question: to guess the outcome of a game. To conjecture is to make inferences in the absence of sufficient evidence to establish certainty: to conjecture the circumstances of the crime. surmise implies making an intuitive conjecture that may or may not be correct: to surmise the motives that led to the crime.

Guess

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guess

1. 'guess'

If you guess that something is true, you decide that it is probably true.

By this time they'd guessed that something was seriously wrong.

You also use guess to say that someone finds the correct answer to a problem or question without knowing that it is correct.

I guessed what was going to happen at the end of the film.
2. 'I guess'

In conversation, you can say I guess when you think that something is true or likely.

I guess he got stuck in traffic.
'What's that?' – 'Some sort of blackbird, I guess.'

You can use I guess so in conversation as an informal way of answering yes. Don't say 'I guess it'.

'Can you find some information for me?' – 'I guess so.'
'Does that answer your question?' – 'Yeah, I guess so.'

You can use I guess not in conversation as an informal way of answering no, or of answering yes to a negative question.

'So no one actually saw him arriving?' – 'No, I guess not.'

guess


Past participle: guessed
Gerund: guessing

Imperative
guess
guess
Present
I guess
you guess
he/she/it guesses
we guess
you guess
they guess
Preterite
I guessed
you guessed
he/she/it guessed
we guessed
you guessed
they guessed
Present Continuous
I am guessing
you are guessing
he/she/it is guessing
we are guessing
you are guessing
they are guessing
Present Perfect
I have guessed
you have guessed
he/she/it has guessed
we have guessed
you have guessed
they have guessed
Past Continuous
I was guessing
you were guessing
he/she/it was guessing
we were guessing
you were guessing
they were guessing
Past Perfect
I had guessed
you had guessed
he/she/it had guessed
we had guessed
you had guessed
they had guessed
Future
I will guess
you will guess
he/she/it will guess
we will guess
you will guess
they will guess
Future Perfect
I will have guessed
you will have guessed
he/she/it will have guessed
we will have guessed
you will have guessed
they will have guessed
Future Continuous
I will be guessing
you will be guessing
he/she/it will be guessing
we will be guessing
you will be guessing
they will be guessing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been guessing
you have been guessing
he/she/it has been guessing
we have been guessing
you have been guessing
they have been guessing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been guessing
you will have been guessing
he/she/it will have been guessing
we will have been guessing
you will have been guessing
they will have been guessing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been guessing
you had been guessing
he/she/it had been guessing
we had been guessing
you had been guessing
they had been guessing
Conditional
I would guess
you would guess
he/she/it would guess
we would guess
you would guess
they would guess
Past Conditional
I would have guessed
you would have guessed
he/she/it would have guessed
we would have guessed
you would have guessed
they would have guessed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guess - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidenceguess - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
opinion, view - a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
divination - successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
2.guess - an estimate based on little or no informationguess - an estimate based on little or no information
approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
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"
anticipate, expect - regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
suspect - hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty; "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"
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"
forebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
suspect, surmise - imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"
speculate - talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"
3.guess - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)guess - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
quantise, quantize - approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
misgauge - gauge something incorrectly or improperly
put, place, set - estimate; "We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."
give - estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
lowball, underestimate - make a deliberately low estimate; "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"
assess - estimate the value of (property) for taxation; "Our house hasn't been assessed in years"
make - calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"
reckon, count - take account of; "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon"
truncate - approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one; "truncate a series"
guesstimate - estimate based on a calculation
4.guess - guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
figure out, puzzle out, solve, lick, work out, work - find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
tell - discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"

guess

verb
1. estimate, predict, work out, speculate, fathom, conjecture, postulate, surmise, hazard a guess, hypothesize I can only guess what it cost him to tell you the truth.
estimate know, show, prove, be sure, be certain
2. suppose, think, believe, suspect, judge, imagine, reckon, fancy, conjecture, dare say I guess I'm just being paranoid.
noun
1. estimate, reckoning, speculation, judgment, hypothesis, conjecture, surmise, shot in the dark, ballpark figure (informal) He took her pulse and made a guess at her blood pressure.
estimate fact, certainty
2. supposition, feeling, idea, theory, notion, suspicion, hypothesis My guess is that she's waiting for you to make the first move.
Quotations
"The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coin of the thinker at work" [Jerome S. Bruner The Process of Education]
"I never guess. It is a shocking habit - destructive to the logical faculty" [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Sign of Four]

guess

verb
To draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information:
noun
A judgment, estimate, or opinion arrived at by guessing:
Translations
تَخْمينرأي، تَخْمينيُخَمِّن، يَحْزِر، يَظُنيُخمِنيَفْتَرِض
odhadnouthádatodhadtušenítušit
gætgættebudformode
arvataarvaus
nagađanjenagađati
találgat
ágiskungera ráî fyrir, teljagiska á, áætla
推測推測する
추측추측하다
atspėtigalima tik spėliotimanymasnenuspėjamas dalykasspėliojimas
minējumsminētpieņēmumsšķistuzminēt
bănui
hádať
domnevadomnevatiuganiti
gissagissning
การคาดคะเนคาดคะเน
đoánước đoán

guess

[ges]
A. N (= conjecture) → conjetura f, suposición f; (= estimate) → estimación f aproximada
to make/have a guessadivinar
have a guess; I'll give you three guessesa ver si lo adivinas
at a (rough) guessa ojo
my guess is thatyo creo que ...
it's anybody's guess¿quién sabe?
your guess is as good as mine!¡vete a saber!
B. VT
1. [+ answer, meaning] → acertar; [+ height, weight, number] → adivinar
guess what!¡a que no lo adivinas!
guess who!¡a ver si adivinas quién soy!
I guessed as muchme lo suponía
you've guessed it!¡has acertado!
I never guessed it was so bignunca supuse que fuera tan grande
I guessed him to be about 20le eché unos 20 años
2. (esp US) (= suppose) → creer, suponer
I guess you're rightsupongo que tienes razón
I guess we'll buy itme imagino que lo compraremos
C. VI
1. (= make a guess) → adivinar; (= guess correctly) → acertar
you'll never guessno lo adivinarás nunca
he's just guessingno hace más que especular
to keep sb guessingmantener a algn a la expectativa
to guess at sthintentar adivinar algo
all that time we never guesseden todo ese tiempo no lo sospechábamos
2. (esp US) (= suppose) → suponer, creer
I guess socreo que sí
he's happy, I guesssupongo que está contento

guess

[ˈgɛs]
vi
(= make a guess) → deviner
Guess! → Devine!
to guess wrong → se tromper
Janice guessed wrong → Janice s'est trompée.
to keep sb guessing → laisser qn dans le doute, laisser qn dans l'incertitude
to keep sb guessing about sth → laisser qn dans le doute au sujet de qch, laisser qn dans l'incertitude au sujet de qch, tenir qn en haleine au sujet de qch
(mainly US) (= suppose) → croire, penser
I guess so → probablement
vt
[+ answer] → deviner
I had already guessed the identity of her companion → J'avais déjà deviné qui était son compagnon.
Can you guess what it is? → Devine ce que c'est!
(= surmise) → supposer
to guess (that) ... → supposer que ...
(= realize) you'd never guess that ... → on a du mal à croire que ...
(= foresee) → prévoir
to guess that sth will happen → prévoir que qch va arriver
(= estimate) [+ speed, age, number] → estimer
to guess how many ... → estimer combien ...
Guess how much I paid for this → Devine combien je l'ai payé.
to guess sth to be ... → estimer qch à ...
guess what! → devine!
Guess what I did last night! → Devine ce que j'ai fait hier soir!
Guess who! → Devine qui c'est!
You'll never guess who → Tu ne devineras jamais qui ...
(mainly US) (= suppose) → croire, penser
I guess (that) ... → je pense que ...
n
(= surmise) → supposition f, hypothèse f
It's just a guess → C'est une simple supposition.
to make a guess → essayer de deviner
to make a guess at sth → essayer de deviner qch
to take a guess, to have a guess → essayer de deviner
Have a guess! → Devine!
anyone's guess (= impossible to say)
Why it happened is anyone's guess → Personne ne sait pourquoi c'est arrivé.
(= opinion) my guess is (that) ... → d'après moi ...
(= estimate) our best guess is (that) ... → d'après nous ...
to make a wild guess → risquer une hypothèse
at a guess → au jugé
guess at
vt fus
(= estimate) [+ number, size] → estimer
(= surmise) → deviner
to guess at how ... → deviner comment ...
to guess at what ... → deviner ce que ...guessing game n
to play a guessing game → jouer aux devinettes

guess

nVermutung f, → Annahme f; (= estimate)Schätzung f; to have or make a guess (at something)(etw) raten; (= estimate)(etw) schätzen; his guess was nearly righter hat es fast erraten/hat es gut geschätzt; it’s a good guessgut geraten or geschätzt or getippt; it was just a lucky guessdas war nur gut geraten, das war ein Zufallstreffer m; I’ll give you three guessesdreimal darfst du raten; 50 people, at a guessschätzungsweise 50 Leute; at a rough guessgrob geschätzt, über den Daumen gepeilt (inf); my guess is that …ich tippe darauf (inf)or schätze or vermute, dass …; your guess is as good as mine! (inf)da kann ich auch nur raten!; it’s anybody’s guess (inf)das wissen die Götter (inf)
vi
(= surmise)raten; how did you guess?wie hast du das bloß erraten?; (iro)du merkst auch alles!; to keep somebody guessingjdn im Ungewissen lassen; he’s only guessing when he says they’ll comedas ist eine reine Vermutung von ihm, dass sie kommen; you’ll never guess!das wirst du nie erraten!; you’ll never guess what!darauf kommst du nie!; to guess at somethingetw raten
(esp US: = suppose) I guess notwohl nicht; he’s right, I guesser hat wohl recht; I think he’s right — I guess soich glaube, er hat recht — ja, das hat er wohl; shall we go? — I guess (so)sollen wir gehen? — na gut or (ich) schätze ja (inf); that’s all, I guessdas ist wohl alles, (ich) schätze, das ist alles (inf)
vt
(= surmise)raten; (= surmise correctly)erraten; (= estimate) weight, numbers, amountschätzen; I guessed as muchdas habe ich mir schon gedacht; to guess somebody to be 20 years old/something to be 10 lbsjdn auf 20 Jahre/etw auf 10 Pfund schätzen; I guessed (that) she was about 40ich schätzte sie auf etwa 40; you’ll never guess who/what …das errätst du nie, wer/was …; guess who! (inf)rat mal, wer!; guess what! (inf)stell dir vor! (inf), → denk nur! (inf)
(esp US: = suppose) I guess we’ll just have to wait and seewir werden wohl abwarten müssen, ich schätze, wir werden abwarten müssen

guess

[gɛs]
1. nsupposizione f, congettura
to take or make or have a guess → cercare di indovinare, provare a indovinare
at a (rough) guess → a occhio e croce
my guess is that ... → suppongo che...
it's anybody's guess → Dio solo (lo) sa
your guess is as good as mine → ne so quanto te
2. vt
a. (gen) → indovinare
guess what! (fam) → sai l'ultima?
I guessed as much → me lo immaginavo
b. (esp Am) (suppose) → supporre, credere
I guess so → direi di sì
I guess you're right → forse hai ragione
3. vi
a.indovinare
to guess at sth → provare a indovinare qc
to guess correctly → azzeccarci
she's just guessing → sta tirando a indovinare
to keep sb guessing → tenere qn in sospeso or sulla corda
b. (esp Am) (suppose) → supporre, credere
he's happy, I guess → è felice, immagino

guess

(ges) verb
1. to say what is likely to be the case. I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.
2. (especially American) to suppose. I guess I'll have to leave now.
noun
an opinion, answer etc got by guessing. My guess is that he's not coming.
ˈguesswork noun
the process or result of guessing. I got the answer by guesswork.
anybody's guess
a matter of complete uncertainty. Who will win is anybody's guess.

guess

تَخْمين, يُخمِن odhad, odhadnout gæt, gætte schätzen, Vermutung εικασία, μαντεύω adivinar, suposición arvata, arvaus deviner, hypothèse nagađanje, nagađati indovinare, supposizione 推測, 推測する 추측, 추측하다 gissing, raden gjetning, gjette domyślić się, przypuszczenie adivinhar, suposição догадка, догадываться gissa, gissning การคาดคะเน, คาดคะเน tahmin, tahmin etmek đoán, ước đoán 猜测

guess

n. suposición;
v. adivinar, suponer; acertar.
References in classic literature ?
I guess I'll go no, before I get frightened thinking about it.
I guess rabbits must be getting scarce in this locality.
She never knew precisely what to make of it; at that moment it was impossible for her to guess how much of it was jest and what proportion was earnest.
Then go we in, to know his embassy; Which I could, with ready guess, declare, Before the Frenchmen speak a word of it,"--King Henry V
The reader may guess what sorrow filled the hearts of the inhabitants, exceeding any thing that I am able to describe.
Wilson had his eye on Tom when he hazarded this guess, to see what effect it would produce.
All right, I'll get that cropped close to my head before I get there; then him and Brace will keep my secret, and I'll live with them as being a stranger, and the neighbors won't ever guess me out.
I am not going to guess, at five o'clock in the morning, with my brains frying and sputtering in my head.
I will then give you a riddle,' he said; 'if you guess it, you shall be free and out of my power.
Would he not guess the truth and possibly be already on the march to overtake and punish him?
But why do they try to guess it before they see it?
sire, if I knew that, I would not tell you to mistrust him, for I should be stronger than he; but with him, I am afraid to guess -- to guess