### What does **likelihood** mean?

## Definitions for **likelihood**ˈlaɪk liˌhʊd

#### Here are all the 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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of likelihood in Chaldean Numerology is:

**2**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of likelihood in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**1**

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

Over a three-year horizon... the

**likelihood**of a deal is small.There is

**likelihood**that you will get stuck on where you've been or where you are, when you fail to focus only on where you can be.As a doctor, as a man of science, I can tell you there is no such thing as curses Everything just happens as a question of probability. The statistical

**likelihood**of a specific event.It could be that our faithlessness is a cowering cowardice born of our very smallness, a massive failure of imagination... If we were to judge nature by common sense or

**likelihood,**we wouldn't believe the world existed.The region is on course to see a mere 0.1 percent GDP growth in the final quarter of the year, with a strong

**likelihood**of the near-stagnation turning to renewed contraction in the new year unless demand shows signs of reviving.

### Images & Illustrations of likelihood

# 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

### Get even more translations for likelihood »

# Translation

#### Find a translation for the **likelihood** definition in other languages:

Select another language:

#### Discuss these likelihood definitions with the community:

# Word of the Day

#### Would you like us to send you a **FREE** new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

# Citation

## Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

"likelihood." *Definitions.net.* STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 29 Mar. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/likelihood>.