guess

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guess is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
guess

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
guess

Third-person singular
guesses

Past tense
guessed

Past participle
guessed

Present participle
guessing

(transitive & intransitive)

  1. If you guess at something, you try to imagine what it might be, but you don't know the answer.
    "What happened? Why has play stopped?" "I don't know. I guess a player's hurt, maybe."

Noun[change]

Singular
guess

Plural
guesses

  1. A guess is an answer that you give when you don't know the real answer.
    "Wow, what a great car! How much do you think it costs?" "My guess is around $80,000."