conjecture [-'s] n

Fr. < L. conjectūra, throwing or casting together.

  1. Speculation; inference; guess; imagination; notion not totally grounded in fact; [fig.] hope; faith.

conjecture [-ed, -ing] v

see conjecture, n.

  1. Infer; imagine; consider; think of; hope for; have faith in; entertain in the imagination.
  2. Speculate; guess; suppose; surmise; put forth an opinion based on slight evidence.