What is speculate?

  • (verb): Invest at a risk.
    Example: "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"
    Synonyms: job
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on speculate:

Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain - Spelling of The Name
... We can speculate that in Wales these new settlements would be called by the Welsh ‘Llan Santes Ffraid’, Church of Lady Saint Bhrid ... We can only speculate that the name ‘Llansantesffraid’ was abbreviated by the 11th century ... We can only speculate as to why this occurs ...
Without A Trace (season 1) - List of Episodes
... had been unfaithful to Angela before Abby's birth, they speculate that the student he had an affair with, who has recently been back in contact with him, could also be to blame ... The team at first speculate that he may have run away, but when they discover he has an older brother who was convicted of some serious criminal activity, they think again ... The team speculate that recent activities in his personal life, combined with his continued desperation over Sean, may have ushered him into some ...
Without A Trace (season 2) - List of Episodes
... along the morning route to school.The FBI agents immediately begin to speculate on potential suspects, ranging from students on board the bus, the driver, teachers at ... When the FBI agents arrive, they speculate on the reasons for the disappearance, including Henry's declining health from cirrhosis of the liver and his state ... had returned to the house with cuts and bruises on his face and the team speculate that he may have had some personal trouble ...
Credit Default Swap - Uses - Speculation
... Credit default swaps allow investors to speculate on changes in CDS spreads of single names or of market indices such as the North American CDX index or the European iTraxx index ... Finally, an investor might speculate on an entity's credit quality, since generally CDS spreads increase as credit-worthiness declines, and decline as credit-worthiness increases ... therefore buy CDS protection on a company to speculate that it is about to default ...
Sweet Jane (CSI) - Summary
... Catherine and Keppler speculate that the killer has killed before, so they search the LVPD Unsolved Homicides database for cases involving victims similar to Veronica ... by strangulation), causing Nick and Sara to speculate that the case is unrelated to the others ... They speculate that the killer is a dentist and search a database for dentists in the area who have been in business since at least 1975 ...

More definitions of "speculate":

  • (verb): Talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion.
    Example: "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"

Famous quotes containing the word speculate:

    October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    It is marvelous indeed to watch on television the rings of Saturn close; and to speculate on what we may yet find at galaxy’s edge. But in the process, we have lost the human element; not to mention the high hope of those quaint days when flight would create “one world.” Instead of one world, we have “star wars,” and a future in which dumb dented human toys will drift mindlessly about the cosmos long after our small planet’s dead.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    I tell it stories now and then
    and feed it images like honey.
    I will not speculate today
    with poems that think they’re money.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)