Surmising
Surmise Sur*mise", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surmised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surmising}.] To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess. [1913 Webster]

It wafted nearer yet, and then she knew That what before she but surmised, was true. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

This change was not wrought by altering the form or position of the earth, as was surmised by a very learned man, but by dissolving it. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]


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  • Surmising — Sur*mis ing, a. & n. from {Surmise}, v. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surmising — sur·mise || sÉœrmaɪz ,sÉ™r / sɜː ,sÉ™ m v. infer, conjecture, guess, presume n. guess, supposition, assumption …   English contemporary dictionary

  • surmising — surmisˈing noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑surmise …   Useful english dictionary

  • surmise — verb (surmised, surmising) –verb (t) /sɜˈmaɪz / (say ser muyz) 1. to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess. –verb (i) /sɜˈmaɪz / (say ser muyz) 2. to conjecture or guess. –noun /sɜˈmaɪz / (say ser muyz), /ˈsɜmaɪz /… …   Australian English dictionary

  • surmise — [sər mīz′; ] for n., also [ sʉr′mīz΄] n. [ME surmyse < OFr surmise, accusation, fem. of surmis, pp. of surmettre, lit., to put upon, hence to accuse < sur (see SUR 1) + mettre, to put < L mittere, to send (see MISSION)] 1. an idea or… …   English World dictionary

  • Surmise — Sur*mise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surmised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surmising}.] To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess. [1913 Webster] It wafted nearer yet, and then she knew That… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surmised — Surmise Sur*mise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surmised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surmising}.] To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess. [1913 Webster] It wafted nearer yet, and then she… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surmise — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, allegation, charge, from Anglo French, from feminine of surmis, past participle of surmettre to place on, suppose, accuse, from Medieval Latin supermittere, from Late Latin, to place on, from Latin super +… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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