What does the word presume mean?

Usage examples for presume

  1. I presume Mr. Whitwell spoke to you about my father?" – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. I shall see you afterwards, I presume? – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  3. But, by his appearance here this day, I presume he is tired, and has deserted his charge, or else has come here that the money might be sent for, though I cannot understand why. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat