Guess - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡes|  American pronunciation of the word guess
Brit.  |ɡɛs|  British pronunciation of the word guess


- a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence (syn: conjecture, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise)
- an estimate based on little or no information (syn: guessing, guesswork, shot)


- expect, believe, or suppose(syn: imagine, opine, reckon, suppose, think)
- put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation(syn: hazard, pretend, venture)
- judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) (syn: approximate, estimate, gauge, judge)
- guess correctly; solve by guessing(syn: infer)


Can you guess how many people were there?

He guessed that it would rain today.

It was colder and windier than I had guessed it would be.

She can only guess what he meant.

I had to choose one, and I guessed right.

If you can't think of an answer, guess.

“I just heard why he left her.” “Let me guess—another woman.”

As you might have guessed, her parents are not happy about her decision.

We can only guess at what really happened.

She guessed my age on her first try.

I'm not sure how old he is, but I'm willing to hazard a guess.

My guess is that he'll change his story when he realizes how much trouble he's in.

We may only guess when it all began.

Guess where the money is.

You could guess by the look of his face.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: guess
he/she/it: guesses
present participle: guessing
past tense: guessed
past participle: guessed
singular: guess
plural: guesses
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