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Verb: guess  ges
  1. Expect to be true; believe
    "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up";
    - think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, daresay, dare say
     
  2. Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
    "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again";
    - venture, pretend, hazard
     
  3. Form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    - estimate, gauge, approximate, judge
     
  4. Guess correctly; solve by guessing
    "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize";
    - infer
Noun: guess  ges
  1. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    - conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis
     
  2. An estimate based on little or no information
    - guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning

Derived forms: guessed, guessing, guesses

Type of: anticipate, approximation, calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, estimate, estimation, expect, figure [N. Amer], figure out, idea, lick, muse, opinion, puzzle out, reckon, solve, speculate, unriddle, view, work, work out

Encyclopedia: Guess