OTHER WORDS FOR guess
VIDEO FOR GUESS
Can You Guess These Words From Their Definitions?
In this game, one person is going to share the definition of a word they chose. Then, another person has to guess what word it is. You should guess along at home! Don’t worry: we’ll have clues!
Idioms about guess
Origin of guess
synonym study for guess
OTHER WORDS FROM guess
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH guessguessed , guest
Words nearby guess
MORE ABOUT GUESS
What is a basic definition of guess?
Guess means to attempt to provide an answer to something without knowing with certainty that it is correct. When you guess in this way, you don’t have enough information to know for sure. Guess is also a noun that refers to the answer that you give in such a situation. Guess also means to believe or suppose. Guess has a few other senses as a noun and a verb and is used in several idioms.
When you guess, it means you’re trying to provide the right answer even though you don’t have enough information to know what it is.
Real-life examples: People guess things because they don’t know all the details or because there is not enough information available. People often guess what the weather will be like, or what the future may hold, or what the right answer is to a question on a test.
Used in a sentence: I had no clue what her favorite color was so I guessed that it was red.
Guess is also commonly used as a noun to refer to the answer arrived at by a person who is guessing. A guess usually relies on luck or hope because a person doesn’t have enough information.
Used in a sentence: I thought my prediction had a chance to come true, but my guess turned out to be wrong.
As a verb, guess is also used as a synonym for words like think, believe, and suppose—it can mean to feel that something might be possible, doable, or feasible.
Used in a sentence: I guess I can make it to the bank before it closes.
Where does guess come from?
The first records of the word guess come from the early 1300s. It comes from the Middle English gessen and may be Scandanavian in origin. The noun sense of guess comes from the Middle English gesse, which is based on the verb.
Did you know ... ?
What are some other forms related to guess?
- guessable (adjective)
- guesser (noun)
What are some synonyms for guess?
What are some words that share a root or word element with guess?
What are some words that often get used in discussing guess?
How is guess used in real life?
Guess is used in the context of someone trying to come up with a right answer when they aren’t sure about something.
I asked my students how old they think I am and one class guessed 24-28. Bless them.
— Howie Hua (@howie_hua) November 20, 2020
listen I don’t know why I keep singing the scooby doo theme song ok. My best guess is I’m about to solve a mystery
— Sydnee Warren🕴🏻 (@SydneeW1) November 23, 2020
We also enjoyed playing a game of 'Guess the Coronation Street character' with @juliagoulding (aka Shona) in the Platts house. Loved this, definitely a game #coronationstreet should bring out! #Corrie60 pic.twitter.com/3sagLKQI1N
— Thomas A Cliffe (@cliffesathome) December 14, 2020
Try using guess!
Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of guess?
How to use guess in a sentence
My guess is that a lot of people who have previously had SARS-CoV-2 are probably still protected in part, or not as protected.How coronavirus variants may drive reinfection and shape vaccination efforts|Erin Garcia de Jesus|February 5, 2021|Science News
You had to assume that the mystery word was selected randomly from this word list, which was also the list your guesses had to be chosen from.
Right now, researchers say, their best guess is that vaccines will reduce transmission but may not prevent it entirely.So you got the vaccine. Can you still infect people? Pfizer is trying to find out.|Stephanie Arnett|February 2, 2021|MIT Technology Review
After each of your guesses, you are told which letters of your guess are also in the mystery word and whether any of the letters are in the correct position.
With these competing priorities, some solvers reasoned that the answer should be right in the middle, with a guess of 50.
Haha, what a sad thing to be great at, but yeah, I guess I am.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And then I got on a plane, and guess what was playing: I Never Sang for My Father.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As Randy wrote, “I guess this speaks to the church not really having a place for gay people so getting married is still implicit.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I guess we know how Bacchus kept his title as the god of wine and intoxication.
“I guess it was their first incident where they lose a plane,” said Dobersberger, the travel agent.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
It would be a modest guess that Accadian culture implied a growth of at least ten thousand years.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Since that he has made his almanacs without weatherwise sayings, leaving every man to guess for himself.
Squinty started to go back the way he had come, but I guess you can imagine what happened.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
"I guess that is straight enough for Guitar to believe, instead of that upstart lieutenant," said Harry.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for guess
Derived forms of guessguessable, adjectiveguesser, nounguessingly, adverb
Word Origin for guess
Other Idioms and Phrases with guess
see anyone's guess; educated guess; have another guess coming; your guess is as good as mine.