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Definition of "guess" []

  • To predict (a result or an event) without sufficient information. (verb-transitive)
  • To assume, presume, or assert (a fact) without sufficient information. (verb-transitive)
  • To form a correct estimate or conjecture of: guessed the answer. (verb-transitive)
  • To suppose; think: I guess he was wrong. (verb-transitive)
  • To make an estimate or conjecture: We could only guess at her motives. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "guess" in a sentence
  • "Some pseudo code: min = 0 max = 10 found = false count = 1 while found = = false guess = (max + min) / 2 print Is your number $guess? input = getInput () if input = = "yes" print "yay I got it in $count guesses" found = true elsif input = = "lower" max = input count++ else min = input count++ end end print "game over""
  • "The Iranian people are not children and there is no need for us to 'finish the job' as you assert which I guess is code for sticking our fat, greedy heads into the situation."
  • "This time, it's the credibility of the "Bush-bashers," a diaphanous term which we can only guess translates as "anyone who disagrees with the president's administration" (the majority of America, to beat a dead horse), which is the problem."