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GUESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does guess mean? 

GUESS (noun)
  The noun GUESS has 2 senses:

1. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
2. an estimate based on little or no information

  Familiarity information: GUESS used as a noun is rare.


GUESS (verb)
  The verb GUESS has 4 senses:

1. expect, believe, or suppose
2. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
3. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
4. guess correctly; solve by guessing

  Familiarity information: GUESS used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUESS (noun)


Sense 1guess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

surmise; surmisal; supposition; speculation; guess; conjecture; hypothesis

Hypernyms ("guess" is a kind of...):

opinion; view (a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guess"):

divination (successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck)


Sense 2guess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An estimate based on little or no information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

dead reckoning; guessing; guesswork; guess; shot

Hypernyms ("guess" is a kind of...):

approximation; estimate; estimation; idea (an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth)


GUESS (verb)


Sense 1guess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expect, believe, or suppose

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

guess; reckon; think; suppose; opine; imagine

Context examples:

I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel / I thought to find her in a bad state / he didn't think to find her in the kitchen / I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

Hypernyms (to "guess" is one way to...):

anticipate; expect (regard something as probable or likely)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guess"):

suspect (hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They guess that there was a traffic accident


Sense 2guess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hazard; guess; venture; pretend

Context examples:

I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again / I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

Hypernyms (to "guess" is one way to...):

speculate (talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guess"):

anticipate; call; forebode; foretell; predict; prognosticate; promise (make a prediction about; tell in advance)

surmise; suspect (imagine to be the case or true or probable)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3guess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

gauge; estimate; approximate; guess; judge

Context example:

I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Hypernyms (to "guess" is one way to...):

calculate; cipher; compute; cypher; figure; reckon; work out (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guess"):

guesstimate (estimate based on a calculation)

truncate (approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one)

count; reckon (take account of)

make (calculate as being)

assess (estimate the value of (property) for taxation)

lowball; underestimate (make a deliberately low estimate)

give (estimate the duration or outcome of something)

place; put; set (estimate)

misgauge (gauge something incorrectly or improperly)

quantise; quantize (approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4guess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Guess correctly; solve by guessing

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

guess; infer

Context example:

He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize

Hypernyms (to "guess" is one way to...):

figure out; lick; puzzle out; solve; work; work out (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guess"):

tell (discern or comprehend)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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