guess

  • 1 Guess — (g[e^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Guessing}.] [OE. gessen; akin to Dan. gisse, Sw. gissa, Icel. gizha, D. gissen: cf. Dan. giette to guess, Icel. geta to get, to guess. Probably originally, to try to get, and akin to E.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Guess? — Guess?, Inc. Tipo Pública (NYSE: GES) Fundación Los Ángeles, CA (1981) …

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  • 3 guess — The informal use of I guess meaning ‘I think it likely, I suppose’ developed in America in the late 18c from the standard use of the phrase meaning ‘it is my opinion or hypothesis (that)’. The Americanness of the informal use has been marked… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 guess´er — guess «gehs», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to form an opinion of without really knowing; conjecture; estimate: »to guess the height of a tree, guess what will happen next. 2. to get right by guessing: »Can you guess the answer to that riddle? 3. to think …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 guess — guess·able; guess·er; guess·ing·ly; guess; guess·ti·mate; …

    English syllables

  • 6 Guess — Guess, v. i. To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; with at, about, etc. [1913 Webster] This is the place, as well as I may guess. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Guess — Guess, n. An opinion as to anything, formed without sufficient or decisive evidence or grounds; an attempt to hit upon the truth by a random judgment; a conjecture; a surmise. [1913 Webster] A poet must confess His art s like physic but a happy… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 guess — [ges] vt., vi. [ME gessen, to judge, estimate, prob. < MDu, akin to Dan gisse, Swed gissa, ON geta: for IE base see GET] 1. to form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 guess — vb *conjecture, surmise Analogous words: speculate, *think, reason: imagine, fancy (see THINK): gather, *infer, deduce: estimate, reckon (see CALCULATE) guess n conjecture, surmise (see under …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 guess — [n] belief, speculation assumption, ballpark figure*, conclusion, conjecture, deduction, divination, estimate, fancy, feeling, guesstimate*, guesswork, hunch*, hypothesis, induction, inference, judgment, notion, opinion, postulate, postulation,… …

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  • 11 guess — ► VERB 1) estimate or suppose (something) without sufficient information to be sure of being correct. 2) correctly estimate or conjecture. 3) (I guess) informal, chiefly N. Amer. I suppose. ► NOUN ▪ an estimate or conjecture. DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 guess — I verb assume, augurari, be of the opinion, believe, conjecture, deem, divinare, divine, estimate, forejudge, form an estimation, gather, have a hunch, hypothesize, imagine, infer, judge, judge at random, judge with uncertainty, opinari, opine,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 Guess? — es una marca de Lineas de Ropa a nivel mundial, usa como emblema el signo de interrogación ?. Es conocida por la publicidad con alto contenido sexual, en la que destacan comerciales de televisión y las muy conocidas vallas publicitarias. Estas se …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 14 guess — guess1 [ ges ] verb intransitive or transitive *** to say or decide what you think is true, without being certain about it: a contest to guess the weight of the pig guess what/who/how etc.: Would anyone like to guess what this object is? guess at …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 guess — guess1 W3S1 [ges] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I and T] to try to answer a question or form an opinion when you are not sure whether you will be correct ▪ I d say he s around 50, but I m only guessing.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 guess — I UK [ɡes] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms guess : present tense I/you/we/they guess he/she/it guesses present participle guessing past tense guessed past participle guessed *** a) to say or decide what you think is true, without… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 guess — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fair, good, reasonable, safe ▪ April is a safe guess for first deliveries. ▪ educated, informed …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 guess — 1 /ges/ verb 1 WITHOUT BEING SURE (I, T) to try to answer a question or make a judgment about something without having all the necessary facts, so that you are not sure whether you are correct: I d say he s around 50, but I m only guessing. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 Guess — Création 1981 Fondateurs Paul Marciano Georges Marciano Maurice Marciano Armand Marciano Personnages clés Paul Marciano …

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  • 20 guess*/*/ — [ges] verb [I/T] I 1) to say or decide what you think is true, without being certain about it a competition to guess the weight of the pig[/ex] Whoever guesses correctly will win two tickets to the show.[/ex] Would anyone like to guess what this… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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