- 1estimate or suppose (something) without sufficient information to be sure of being correct
- 2solve (a puzzle or problem) by guessing
Using guess: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "guess" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I can only guess what she meant.
Can you guess how many jelly beans are in the jar?
I guessed the answer to the riddle.
He guessed that it would rain today.
guess Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with guess
My educated guess is that the company will announce layoffs next month.
I have no idea what the answer is, so I'll just make a wild guess.
Guess what? I got a promotion at work!
Origins of guess
from Old English 'gæstan', meaning 'to try to divine, conjecture'
Summary: guess in Brief
The verb 'guess' [ges] means to estimate or suppose something without sufficient information to be sure of being correct. It can also mean to solve a puzzle or problem by guessing. Examples include 'I can only guess what she meant.' and 'Can you guess how many jelly beans are in the jar?' Phrases include 'educated guess,' 'wild guess,' and 'guess what.'