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 unguessable
The man was dressed in padded levis and a leather jacket of unguessable age.Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey
Then he was looking straight down into a milky transparency that started under his nose and continued into unguessable depths.Freudian Slip|Franklin Abel
What Yasmini had been doing in the minutes while King stared from the ledge in the dawn was unguessable.King--of the Khyber Rifles|Talbot Mundy
By the time we had covered the mile length of that cornfield we had dumped an unguessable number of quail into that slough.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
It looked as if it had some unguessable but rarely-used purpose.The Ambulance Made Two Trips|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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.