guess vs venture what difference

what is difference between guess and venture

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gĕs, IPA(key): /ɡɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Etymology 1

From Middle English gessen, probably of North Germanic origin, from Old Danish getse, gitse, getsa (to guess), from Old Norse *getsa, *gitsa, from Proto-Germanic *gitisōną (to guess), from Proto-Germanic *getaną (to get), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰed- (to take, seize). Cognate with Danish gisse (to guess), Norwegian gissa, gjette (to guess), Swedish gissa (to guess), Saterland Frisian gisje (to guess), Dutch gissen (to guess), Low German gissen (to guess). Related also to Icelandic giska (“to guess”; from Proto-Germanic *gitiskōną). Compare also Russian гада́ть (gadátʹ, to conjecture, guess, divine), Albanian gjëzë (riddle) from gjej (find, recover, obtain). More at get.

Verb

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.
  2. To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly.
  3. (chiefly US) to suppose (introducing a proposition of uncertain plausibility).
    • 1714, Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace
      But in known images of life I guess / The labour greater.
  4. (colloquial) To think, conclude, or decide (without a connotation of uncertainty). Usually in first person: “I guess”.
  5. (obsolete) To hit upon or reproduce by memory.
Synonyms
  • hypothesize
  • take a stab
  • speculate
  • assume
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English gesse. Cognate with Dutch gis (a guess).

Noun

guess (plural guesses)

  1. A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.
    Synonyms: estimate, hypothesis, prediction
Derived terms
Translations

Further reading

  • guess in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • guess in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Guses


English

Etymology

Clipping of adventure.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɛn.t͡ʃɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɛn.t͡ʃə/
  • Hyphenation: ven‧ture

Noun

venture (plural ventures)

  1. A risky or daring undertaking or journey.
  2. An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen.
    Synonyms: accident, chance, contingency
  3. The thing risked; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
    Synonym: stake

Hyponyms

  • business venture
  • joint venture

Translations

Verb

venture (third-person singular simple present ventures, present participle venturing, simple past and past participle ventured)

  1. (transitive) To undertake a risky or daring journey.
    • who freights a ship to venture on the seas
  2. (transitive) To risk or offer.
  3. (intransitive) to dare to engage in; to attempt without any certainty of success. Used with at or on
  4. (transitive) To put or send on a venture or chance.
  5. (transitive) To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
  6. (transitive) To say something.

Derived terms

  • venture capital

Related terms

  • venturesome
  • venturous

Translations

Further reading

  • venture in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • venture in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /venˈtu.re/
  • Rhymes: -ure

Adjective

venture

  1. feminine plural of venturo

Noun

venture f

  1. plural of ventura

Latin

Participle

ventūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of ventūrus

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