verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- guerrilla warfare,
- guesclin, bertrand du,
- guesde, jules,
- guess again,
- guest beer
Origin of guess
Examples from the Web for guess
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
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
So it's soon to be 25 out of 26, and I guess West Virginia is less different than I wanted to believe.
At his purposes with regard to the relations of England and Normandy it would be vain to guess.William the Conqueror|Edward Augustus Freeman
Little did any of them guess how literally Maud would take Lois' words.Polly's Senior Year at Boarding School|Dorothy Whitehill
There was such a bottomless depth in her eyes that it was impossible to guess truly.A Laodicean|Thomas Hardy
"A good steerer could have slipped past that wagon, I guess," he said slowly.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
"He's going to call up Bothwell to tell him I've gone," was my guess.The Pirate of Panama|William MacLeod Raine
verb (when tr, may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for guess
c.1300, gessen "to estimate, appraise," originally "take aim," probably from Scandinavian (cf. Middle Danish gitse, getze "to guess," Old Norse geta "guess, get"), possibly influenced by Middle Dutch gessen, Middle Low German gissen "to guess," all from Proto-Germanic *getiskanan "to get" (see get). Sense evolution is from "to get," to "to take aim at," to "to estimate." Meaning "to hit upon the right answer" is from 1540s. U.S. sense of "calculate, recon" is true to the oldest English meaning. Spelling with gu- is late 16c., sometimes attributed to Caxton and his early experience as a printer in Bruges. Related: Guessed; guessing. Guessing game attested from 1650s.
c.1300, from guess (v.). Verbal shrug phrase your guess is as good as mine attested from 1902.
see anyone's guess; educated guess; have another guess coming; your guess is as good as mine.