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v. guessed, guess·ing, guess·es
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.
1. To make an estimate or conjecture: We could only guess at her motives.
2. To estimate or conjecture correctly.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guesser - a person who guesses
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"


n to be a good guessergut schätzen können
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It IS easy," declared the monarch, "if one is a good guesser.
The young lady seemed as good a guesser as himself.
Vidocq, for example, was a good guesser and a persevering man.
To heighten the excitement and confuse the guessers, a number of dry poles are laid before each platoon, upon which the members of the party "in hand" beat furiously with short staves, keeping time to the choral chant already mentioned, which waxes fast and furious as the game proceeds.
Have the guesser try to identify the animals and then the name of the noisemaker.
And the masses of humanity having no solid information have had little choice but to believe this guesser or that one.
The guesser in the team needs to figure out the word being drawn by the artist in less than 40 seconds.
Participants are randomly assigned to fill one of three roles in each run of the game: reader (R), guesser (G), or judge (J).
Twenty Questions: Twenty Questions is simple: one player thinks of an object, and then the guesser tries to work out what 'thing' or person is by asking 20 questions but the answer can only bef 'yes' or 'no'.
I'm not a good guesser at that, partly because I never know what the weather is going to give us,'' he said.
Working as a professional weight guesser, his line in sales patter is sadly nowhere near as good as his ability to dodge bullets - "Actual live weight guessing here, only a buck.
There is also one person on each team appointed to be the guesser.