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Noun

Singular
guess

Plural
es

guess (es)
  1. A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.
    • 1907, L. Frank Baum, Ozma of Oz,  
      "But I shall have eleven guesses," answered Ozma. "Surely I ought to guess one object in eleven correctly; and, if I do, I shall rescue one of the royal family and be safe myself. Then the rest of you may attempt it, and soon we shall free all those who are enslaved."

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Infinitive
to guess

Third person singular
guesses

Simple past
guessed

Past participle
-

Present participle
guessing

to guess (third-person singular simple present guesses, present participle guessing, simple past and past participle guessed)
  1. To reach a partly (or totally) unqualified conclusion.
    • 1914–1915, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear,  
      "Are you a member of the union?"

      "Sure."

      "Then you'll get your job, I guess. Have you any friends?"

  2. (mainly US) to suppose (introducing a proposition of uncertain plausibility)
    That album is quite hard to find, but I guess you could look online for a sample song.

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