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Definition of Speculate

Speculate
Speculate Spec"u*late, v. t. To consider attentively; as, to speculate the nature of a thing. [R.] --Sir W. Hamilton.
Speculate
Speculate Spec"u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Speculated; p. pr. & vb. n. Speculating.] [L. speculatus, p. p. of speculari to spy out, observe, fr. specula a lookout, fr. specere to look. See Spy.] 1. To consider by turning a subject in the mind, and viewing it in its different aspects and relations; to meditate; to contemplate; to theorize; as, to speculate on questions in religion; to speculate on political events. It is remarkable that persons who speculate the most boldly often conform with the most pefect quietude to the external regulations of society. --Hawthorne. 2. (Philos.) To view subjects from certain premises given or assumed, and infer conclusions respecting them a priori. 3. (Com.) To purchase with the expectation of a contingent advance in value, and a consequent sale at a profit; -- often, in a somewhat depreciative sense, of unsound or hazardous transactions; as, to speculate in coffee, in sugar, or in bank stock.

Meaning of Speculate from wikipedia

- It can also refer to short sales in which the speculator hopes for a decline in value. Many speculators pay little attention to the fundamental value...
- A speculator is one who engages in speculation. It may also refer to: Speculator (video game), released in 1985 Speculator, New York, United States Speculator...
- Speculator is a village in Hamilton County, New York, United States. The po****tion was 406 at the 2020 census. The 2,966-foot (904 m) Speculator Mountain...
- SpeculatorS (Bulgarian: Борсови играчи, lit. 'Stock market players') is a 2022 Bulgarian thriller drama film directed by Georgi D. Kostov and written by...
- Speculator is a 1985 video game published by OCO Software. Speculator is a game in which stock market trading is simulated in which 1 minute of playing...
- The modern division of philosophy into theoretical philosophy and practical philosophy has its origin in Aristotle's categories of natural philosophy and...
- Platycephalus speculator, the southern bluespotted flathead, Castelnau's flathead, deepwater flathead, king flathead, Lakes Entrance flathead, longnose...
- The Granite Mountain/Speculator Mine disaster of June 8, 1917, occurred as a result of a fire in a copper mine, and was the most deadly event in underground...
- back-issues). The speculators who made a profit or at least broke even on their comic book "investments" did so only by selling to other speculators.[citation...
- Speculator was launched in 1797 on the Thames. She may have served the British government between her launch and 1803. She then made one voyage as a whaler...