guess guess  /ˈɡɛs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  2. (n) an estimate based on little or no information
  3. (v) expect, believe, or suppose
  4. (v) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
  5. (v) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
  6. (v) guess correctly; solve by guessing

Usage(s):

  1. I guess that occurred to me as I was starting that last chapter.
  2. I guess I wanted more overall performance improvements.
  3. At the Washington Post, Al Kamen is giving one to the 10 people who guess closest in what he is calling the In the Loop Pardon Scooter Contest.

News

  1. A Canadian Mayor Resigns...

    Can you guess which one? If you think it's the one embroiled in a violent crack cocaine scandal, you would be wrong. It's the other major Canadian mayor making headlines recently. Interim Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum resigned one day after he was arrested at his Montreal home by UPAC, Quebec's anti-corruption police division. Applebaum is facing 14 charges of fraud against the government ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. Investors guess Fed's actions, push stocks higher

    Investors guess Fed's actions, push stocks higher Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 5:02 pm, Monday, June 17, 2013 Investors will have to keep guessing about the Fed's future actions until Wednesday, when it will release a policy statement shortly after midday. Doug Lockwood ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  3. Investors' guess helps stocks rise

    Investors' guess helps stocks rise Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 6:58 pm, Monday, June 17, 2013 Investors are in a game of wait-and-see with the Federal Reserve. On Monday, they guessed that the Fed will continue trying to prop up the economy, and sent stocks higher ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer - except that you have actual responsibilities," said Palin, once the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: USA Today

  2. "As we know, we have no draws in tennis, so there will be a loser," Federer said. "But I guess in this match, both will be winners because this is just absolutely amazing."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Roger Federer Source: Lewiston Sun Journal

  3. "I guess with a billion people watching, it's as good a time as any. So my fellow Americans, I'm going to take this opportunity here and now to formally announce my intentions ......," Gore said, his voice trailing away as the orchestra cut him off.
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Forbes

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