# Definitions for **likelihood**ˈlaɪk liˌhʊd

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **likelihood**

### Princeton's WordNet

likelihood, likeliness(noun)

the probability of a specified outcome

### GCIDE

Likelihood(n.)

Statistical probability; probability of being true or of occurring in the future; as, the likelihood of being abducted by aliens is close to zero..

**Origin:** [Likely + -hood.]

### Wiktionary

likelihood(Noun)

The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state of being probable.

likelihood(Noun)

Shorthand for likelihood function; the probability that a real world experiment would generate a specific datum, as a function of the parameters of a mathematical model.

likelihood(Noun)

Likeness, resemblance.

"There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation." (Sir W. Raleigh)

likelihood(Noun)

Appearance, show, sign, expression.

"What of his heart perceive you in his face by any likelihood he showed to-day ?" (Shak)

**Origin:** likely + -hood

### Webster Dictionary

Likelihood(noun)

appearance; show; sign; expression

Likelihood(noun)

likeness; resemblance

Likelihood(noun)

appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude

**Origin:** [Likely + -hood.]

### British National Corpus

Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'likelihood' in Nouns Frequency: #2706

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

Janardan Menon at brokerage Liberum:

The

**likelihood**is for some weakness in the second half.That will immediately reduce the

**likelihood**of snoring.Over a three-year horizon... the

**likelihood**of a deal is small.In all

**likelihood**it will be our largest response effort to date.But the water jet does very much increase the

**likelihood**that this will happen.

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# Translations for **likelihood**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- versemblançaCatalan, Valencian
- WahrscheinlichkeitGerman
- ενδεχόμενο, πιθανοφάνεια, πιθανότηταGreek
- verosimilitudSpanish
- egiantzBasque
- yhdennäköisyys, todennäköisyys, samankaltaisuusFinnish
- vraisemblanceFrench
- verisimiglianza, verosimiglianzaItalian
- 尤度Japanese
- 우도Korean
- веројатност, сличностMacedonian
- waarschijnlijkheidDutch
- podobieństwo, prawdopodobieństwoPolish
- verossimilhança, semelhança, probabilidadePortuguese
- probabilitate, verosimilitateRomanian
- вероятность, сходствоRussian
- vjerojatnostSerbo-Croatian
- sannolikhetSwedish

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