1. an estimate based on little or no information

    Synonyms : dead reckoning, guessing, guesswork, shot
    Type Of : idea, estimation, approximation, estimate
  2. guess correctly; solve by guessing

    Synonyms : infer
    Type Of : work out, figure out, lick, puzzle out, solve, work
    Examples :
    • He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize
  3. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

    Synonyms : approximate, estimate, gauge, judge
    Type Of : figure, calculate, reckon, work out, cipher, compute, cypher
  4. expect, believe, or suppose

    Synonyms : imagine, opine, reckon, suppose, think
    Type Of : expect, anticipate
    Examples :
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
  5. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

    Synonyms : conjecture, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise
    Type Of : opinion, view
  6. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

    Synonyms : hazard, pretend, venture
    Type Of : speculate
    Examples :
    • I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again


  1. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

    Synonyms : bray, comminute, crunch, mash
    Type Of : break up, fragmentise, fragmentize, fragment
    Examples :
    • grind the spices in a mortar
  2. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

    Synonyms : grate
    Type Of : break up, fragmentise, fragment, fragmentize
  3. hard monotonous routine work

    Synonyms : donkeywork, drudgery, plodding
    Type Of : toil, labor, labour
  4. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

    Synonyms : dweeb, nerd, swot, wonk
    Type Of : assimilator, scholar, learner
  5. the act of grinding to a powder or dust

    Synonyms : mill, pulverisation, pulverization
    Type Of : compaction, crunch, crush
  6. work hard

    Synonyms : dig, drudge, fag, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail
    Type Of : work, do work
  7. press or grind with a crushing noise

    Synonyms : cranch, craunch, crunch
    Type Of : press
  8. created by grinding

    Type Of : create, make
    Examples :
    • grind designs into the glass bowl
  9. dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

    Type Of : trip the light fantastic, dance, trip the light fantastic toe
  10. shape or form by grinding

    Type Of : mold, work, mould, shape, forge, form
    Examples :
    • grind lenses for glasses and cameras
  11. the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground

    Type Of : grade, level, degree
    Examples :
    • a coarse grind of coffee


  1. a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil

    Synonyms : ellas, hellenic republic
  2. ancient Greece; a country of city-states (especially Athens and Sparta) that reached its peak in the fifth century BCE

    Type Of : balkan nation, balkan country, balkan state


  1. the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something

    Synonyms : administration, brass, establishment, governing body, organisation, organization
    Type Of : body
    Examples :
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
  2. the act of governing; exercising authority

    Synonyms : administration, governing, government, government activity
    Type Of : social control


  1. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

    Synonyms : approximate, estimate, guess, judge
    Type Of : compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
  2. a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.

    Synonyms : gage
    Type Of : measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system
  3. accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

    Synonyms : standard of measurement
    Type Of : criterion, measure, standard, touchstone
  4. diameter of a tube or gun barrel

    Synonyms : bore, caliber, calibre
    Type Of : diameter, diam
  5. adapt to a specified measurement

    Type Of : standardise, standardize
    Examples :
    • gauge the instruments
  6. determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation

    Type Of : find out, find, determine, ascertain
    Examples :
    • gauge the wine barrels
  7. measure precisely and against a standard

    Type Of : quantify, measure
    Examples :
    • the wire is gauged
  8. mix in specific proportions

    Type Of : combine, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix, blend, coalesce, commingle
    Examples :
    • gauge plaster
  9. rub to a uniform size

    Type Of : rub
    Examples :
    • gauge bricks
  10. the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

    Type Of : distance, length
  11. the thickness of wire

    Type Of : thickness


  1. the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic

    Synonyms : german language, high german
    Type Of : west germanic language, west germanic
  2. a person of German nationality

    Type Of : european
  3. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language


  1. the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes

    Synonyms : dressing
    Type Of : covering
  2. activity leading to skilled behavior

    Synonyms : preparation, training
    Type Of : activity


  1. an idea or conclusion having general application

    Synonyms : generalisation, generalization
    Type Of : idea, thought
  2. the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability

    Antonyms : particularity
    Type Of : quality


  1. be a mystery or bewildering to

    Synonyms : amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex
    Type Of : throw, bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, fox, discombobulate, fuddle
  2. rock fragments and pebbles

    Synonyms : crushed rock
    Type Of : stone, rock
  3. cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    Synonyms : annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex
    Type Of : displease
  4. cover with gravel

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • We gravelled the driveway


  1. the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down

    Synonyms : rassling, wrestling
    Type Of : contact sport
  2. the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat

    Synonyms : grapple, hand-to-hand struggle, wrestle, wrestling
    Type Of : struggle
    Examples :
    • we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully