(Guess), v. i. To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; with at, about, etc.
This is the place, as well as I may guess.Milton.
(Guess), n. An opinion as to anything, formed without sufficient or decisive evidence or grounds; an
attempt to hit upon the truth by a random judgment; a conjecture; a surmise.
A poet must confessDryden.
His art 's like physic but a happy guess.
(Guess"a*ble) a. Capable of being guessed.
(Guess"er) n. One who guesses; one who forms or gives an opinion without means of knowing.
(Guess"ing*ly), adv. By way of conjecture. Shak.
(Guess"ive) a. Conjectural. [Obs.] Feltham.
(Guess" rope") (Naut.) A guess warp.
(Guess" warp") (Naut.) A rope or hawser by which a vessel is towed or warped along; so
called because it is necessary to guess at the length to be carried in the boat making the attachment to
a distant object.
(Guess"work`) n. Work performed, or results obtained, by guess; conjecture.
(Guest) n. [OE. gest, AS. gæst, gest; akin to OS., D., & G. gast, Icel. gestr, Sw. gäst, Dan.
Gjäst, Goth. gasts, Russ. goste, and to L. hostis enemy, stranger; the meaning stranger is the older
one, but the root is unknown. Cf. Host an army, Hostile.]
1. A visitor; a person received and entertained in one's house or at one's table; a visitor entertained without
To cheer his guests, whom he had stayed that night.Spenser.
True friendship's laws are by this rule exprest.Pope.
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
(Guest) v. t. To receive or entertain hospitably. [Obs.] Sylvester.
(Guest), v. i. To be, or act the part of, a guest. [Obs.]
And tell me, best of princes, who he wasChapman.
That guested here so late.