guess
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guess (guesses, present participle guessing; past and past participle guessed)

  1. To reach a partly (or totally) unqualified conclusion.
  2. To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly.
    He who guesses the riddle shall have the ring.
  3. (chiefly, US) to suppose (introducing a proposition of uncertain plausibility).
    That album is quite hard to find, but I guess you could try ordering it online.
    • c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i]:
      Not all together; better far, I guess, / That we do make our entrance several ways.
    • 1714, Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace
      But in known images of life I guess / The labour greater.
  4. (colloquial) To think, conclude, or decide (without a connotation of uncertainty). Usually in first person: "I guess".
    "I guess you were right." "What did he say?" "He guesses you were right."
    "I guess I'll go to bed."
  5. (obsolete) To hit upon or reproduce by memory.
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
      Tell me their words, as near as thou canst guess them.
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guess (plural guesses)

  1. A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.
    If you don't know the answer, take a guess.
    Synonyms: estimate, hypothesis, prediction
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