HyperDic: likely

English > 5 senses of the word likely:
ADJECTIVEalllikelyhas a good chance of being the case or of coming about
alllikely, probablelikely but not certain to be or become true or real
alllikely, potentialexpected to become or be
alllikelywithin the realm of credibility
ADVERBalllikely, probably, in all likelihood, in all probability, belikewith considerable certainty
likely > pronunciation
Soundslay'kliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > likely: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHas a good chance of being the case or of coming about.
Examples
  • "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"
  • "she is likely to forget"
  • "a likely place for a restaurant"
  • "the broken limb is likely to fall"
  • "rain is likely"
  • "a likely topic for investigation"
  • "likely candidates for the job"
Attribute oflikelihood, likelinessThe probability of a specified outcome
Narrowerapt, liableAt risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
probableapparently destined
promisingshowing possibility of achievement or excellence
See alsopossiblecapable of happening / happening or existing
OppositeunlikelyHas little chance of being the case or coming about
Spanishprobable
Catalanprobable
Nounslikelinessthe probability of a specified outcome
English > likely: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglikely but not certain to be or become true or real.
Example"a likely result"
Synonymprobable
NarrowerequiprobableEqually probable
presumptiveHaving a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
verisimilarAppearing to be true or real
Oppositeimprobable, unlikelynot likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
Spanishcreible, posible, probable, verosimil
Catalanpossible, probable
Nounslikelinessthe probability of a specified outcome
English > likely: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningExpected to become or be; in prospect.
Synonympotential
BroaderprospectiveOf or concerned with or related to the future
Spanishposible, potencial
Catalanpotencial
Nounslikelinessthe probability of a specified outcome
English > likely: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningWithin the realm of credibility.
Example"not a very likely excuse"
Broadercredible, believablecapable of being believed
Spanishplausible, probable, verosímil
English > likely: 5 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith considerable certainty; without much doubt.
Synonymsprobably, in all likelihood, in all probability, belike
Spanishprobablemente, ser como
Catalanprobablement

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