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guess·ti·mate

 (gĕs′tə-mĭt)
n. Informal
An estimate based on conjecture.

[Blend of guess and estimate.]

guess′ti·mate′ (-māt′) v.
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guesstimate

or

guestimate

n
an estimate calculated mainly or only by guesswork
vb
to form a guesstimate of
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guess•ti•mate

or gues•ti•mate

(v. ˈgɛs təˌmeɪt; n. -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt)

v. -mat•ed, -mat•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to estimate without substantial basis in facts or statistics.
n.
2. an estimate arrived at by guesswork.
[1935–40, Amer.; b. guess and estimate]
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guesstimate


Past participle: guesstimated
Gerund: guesstimating

Imperative
guesstimate
guesstimate
Present
I guesstimate
you guesstimate
he/she/it guesstimates
we guesstimate
you guesstimate
they guesstimate
Preterite
I guesstimated
you guesstimated
he/she/it guesstimated
we guesstimated
you guesstimated
they guesstimated
Present Continuous
I am guesstimating
you are guesstimating
he/she/it is guesstimating
we are guesstimating
you are guesstimating
they are guesstimating
Present Perfect
I have guesstimated
you have guesstimated
he/she/it has guesstimated
we have guesstimated
you have guesstimated
they have guesstimated
Past Continuous
I was guesstimating
you were guesstimating
he/she/it was guesstimating
we were guesstimating
you were guesstimating
they were guesstimating
Past Perfect
I had guesstimated
you had guesstimated
he/she/it had guesstimated
we had guesstimated
you had guesstimated
they had guesstimated
Future
I will guesstimate
you will guesstimate
he/she/it will guesstimate
we will guesstimate
you will guesstimate
they will guesstimate
Future Perfect
I will have guesstimated
you will have guesstimated
he/she/it will have guesstimated
we will have guesstimated
you will have guesstimated
they will have guesstimated
Future Continuous
I will be guesstimating
you will be guesstimating
he/she/it will be guesstimating
we will be guesstimating
you will be guesstimating
they will be guesstimating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been guesstimating
you have been guesstimating
he/she/it has been guesstimating
we have been guesstimating
you have been guesstimating
they have been guesstimating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been guesstimating
you will have been guesstimating
he/she/it will have been guesstimating
we will have been guesstimating
you will have been guesstimating
they will have been guesstimating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been guesstimating
you had been guesstimating
he/she/it had been guesstimating
we had been guesstimating
you had been guesstimating
they had been guesstimating
Conditional
I would guesstimate
you would guesstimate
he/she/it would guesstimate
we would guesstimate
you would guesstimate
they would guesstimate
Past Conditional
I would have guesstimated
you would have guesstimated
he/she/it would have guesstimated
we would have guesstimated
you would have guesstimated
they would have guesstimated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guesstimate - an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing
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.guesstimate - estimate based on a calculation
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
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Translations

guesstimate

[ˈgestɪmɪt] Nestimación f aproximada
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guesstimate

[ˈgɛstɪmət] nestimation f
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guesstimate

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guesstimate

[ˈgɛstɪmɪt] n (fam) → stima approssimativa
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The Government refuses to divulge the figure - I've seen guesstimates that it could be 10 times the Civil List figure - on the grounds of "national security".
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Sources close to the bride's parents, who are paying for the wedding, cast recent tabloid "guesstimates" of a wedding budget between 3 million dollars to 5 million dollars, as so grossly fabricated they are unworthy of comment.