an attempt to give an answer or an opinion when you cannot be certain if you are rightguess (at something)(British English)to have/make a guess (at something)(North American English)to take a guessGo on! Have a guess!guess (about something)The article is based on guesses about what might happen in the future.They might be here by 3—but that's just a rough guess(= not exact).guess (that…)My guess is that we won't hear from him again.At a guess, there were forty people at the party.If I might hazard a guess, I'd say she was about thirty.Who do you think I saw yesterday? I'll give you three guesses.
Word OriginMiddle English: origin uncertain; perhaps from Dutchgissen, and probably related to get.Extra examples‘Where’s Tom?’ ‘I’ll give you three guesses!’April is a safe guess for first deliveries.As a vet, he could make an educated guess as to what was wrong with his stomach.At a guess, I’d say there’s a problem with the fuel pump.At a rough guess, I’d say we’re about twenty miles from home.He made a wild guess as to how much the piano might cost.If I might hazard a guess…If you don’t know the answer, have a guess.She could make an educated guess as to what was wrong with him.What’s your best guess on what’s going to happen?a guess based on your experience‘Who do you think is going to win?’ ‘ Your guess is as good as mine.’At a guess, there were about 40 people there.If I might hazard a guess , I’d say she’s about 30.It’s probably about 300 kilometres away, but that’s just a rough guess.My guess is that not many people will turn out today.What will happen next is anyone’s guess.Who do you think I saw yesterday? I’ll give you three guesses.Idioms