(noun, verb)


1. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Similar word(s): conjecture, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise

Definition categories: communication, opinion, view

2. an estimate based on little or no information

Similar word(s): guessing, guesswork, shot

Definition categories: thought, approximation, estimate, estimation, idea

Sentences with guess as a noun:

- If you don't know the answer, take a guess.


1. expect, believe, or suppose

- I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

Similar word(s): imagine, opine, reckon, suppose, think

Definition categories: cognition, anticipate, expect

2. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

- I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again

Similar word(s): hazard, pretend, venture

Definition categories: communication, speculate

3. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

Similar word(s): overestimate, underestimate, approximate, estimate, gauge, judge

Definition categories: cognition, calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon

4. guess correctly; solve by guessing

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

Similar word(s): infer

Definition categories: cognition, lick, solve, work

Sentences with guess as a verb:

- He who guesses the riddle shall have the ring.

- That album is quite hard to find, but I guess you could try ordering it online.