Definition of likely in English Dictionary

  • NomPLlikelies
    1. Something or somebody considered likely.
    2. AdjectifCOMlikelierCOMmore likelySUPlikeliestSUPmost likely
      1. probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring.
        1. Rain is likely later this afternoon.
      2. probable.
        1. They are likely to become angry with him.
      3. appropriate, suitable; believable; having a good potential.
        1. Jones is a likely candidate for management.
      4. plausible; Within the realm of credibility.
        1. not a very likely excuse.
      5. promising; Apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome.
        1. a likely topic for investigation.
      6. attractive; pleasant.
        1. found a likely spot under a shady tree for the picnic.
      7. (as predicate, followed by to and infinitive) Reasonably to be expected; apparently destined.
        1. He is likely to succeed at anything he tries.
      8. OBS Similar; like; alike.
      9. AdverbeCOMlikelierCOMmore likelySUPlikeliestSUPmost likely
        1. OBS Similarly.
          1. Probably.
            1. Thinks I to myself, “Sol, you're run off your course again. This is a rich man's summer ‘cottage’ and if you don't look out there's likely to be some nice, lively dog taking an interest in your underpinning.”
        2. Plus d'exemples
          1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
            • Consequently, the observed CYP1A induction in tissues of smoltifying Atlantic salmon most likely rely on mechanisms related to detoxification of components in the flotation chemical.
            • The likely reason that the plant went belly up at that site was that a housing development went in updrainage of the site.
            • Thus the observed differences in GM atrophy rates in this study were most likely not caused by pseudoatrophy, but by true differences in volume loss.
        • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
          1. Adjectifs
            • Adverbes
              • Adverbes de phrase
                • Adverbes modaux
              • Noms
                • Noms Dénombrable
              Liens Connexes:
              1. en likely story
              Source: Wiktionnaire

              Meaning of likely for the defined word.

              Grammaticalement, ce mot "likely" est un adjectif. C'est aussi un adverbe, plus spécifiquement, un adverbes de phrase. C'est aussi un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable.
              Difficulté: Niveau 1
              Facile     ➨     Difficile
              Définition: Niveau 9
              Précis    ➨     Polyvalent