Synonyms for (noun) guess

Synonyms: dead reckoning, shot, guess, guessing, guesswork

Definition: an estimate based on little or no information

Similar words: idea, estimate, estimation, approximation

Definition: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

Usage: an estimate of what it would cost; a rough idea how long it would take


Synonyms: supposition, surmisal, surmise, hypothesis, guess, speculation, conjecture

Definition: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Similar words: view, opinion

Definition: a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

Usage: his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

Synonyms for (verb) guess

Synonyms: think, suppose, opine, reckon, imagine, guess

Definition: expect, believe, or suppose

Usage: I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel; I thought to find her in a bad state; he didn't think to find her in the kitchen; I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

Similar words: anticipate, expect

Definition: regard something as probable or likely

Usage: The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow


Synonyms: guess, infer

Definition: guess correctly; solve by guessing

Usage: He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize

Similar words: puzzle out, figure out, lick, work, work out, solve

Definition: find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

Usage: did you solve the problem?; Work out your problems with the boss; this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out; did you get it?; Did you get my meaning?; He could not work the math problem


Synonyms: judge, approximate, estimate, gauge, guess

Definition: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

Usage: I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Similar words: compute, cipher, calculate, cypher, reckon, work out, figure

Definition: make a mathematical calculation or computation


Synonyms: pretend, guess, hazard, venture

Definition: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

Usage: I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again; I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

Similar words: speculate

Definition: talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion

Usage: We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal