possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventure(adverb)
"perhaps she will call tomorrow"; "we may possibly run into them at the concert"; "it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"
by chance; peradventure; perchance; it may be
Origin: [Per + hap chance.]
Perhaps is the fourth album released by the Scottish New Wave band, Associates. It is the first album without founding multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
per-haps′, adv. it may be: possibly.
A word used to convey there is a possibility.
Perhaps my sister will call tomorrow evening on her way back from the gym as she passes by her door and I have a CD to give back to her.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #258
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Written Corpus Frequency: #248
Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Adverbs Frequency: #40
The numerical value of perhaps in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of perhaps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Perhaps God is not dead; perhaps God is himself mad.
Organically, we are doing okay, but I wouldn't mind doing a few deals, perhaps a deal would be small or perhaps big. It depends what is out there.
Baltics have felt vulnerable for many years and they perhaps are now feeling over-vulnerable, although perhaps that is understandable given their history.
Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity...
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
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Translations for perhaps
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- من الممكن, ربماArabic
- бәлки, мөмкинBashkir
- мо́жа, мо́жа быць, магчыма́Belarusian
- мо́же биBulgarian
- potserCatalan, Valencian
- možná, snadCzech
- vielleicht, wohlGerman
- μάλλον, ίσωςGreek
- quizás, quizá, tal vez, acasoSpanish
- 's dòcha, 's mathaidScottish Gaelic
- tal vez, quizais, quizáGalician
- शायद, Hindi
- barangkali, jangan-jangan, mungkinIndonesian
- 多分, でしょう, 若しや, かもしれないJapanese
- შესაძლოა, იქნებ, ეგებGeorgian
- belkî, بهشکوو, بهشکوم, ڕهنگه, بهڵکووKurdish
- forsit, fortassis, fortasse, forsan, fors, forsitan, forteLatin
- misschien, wellichtDutch
- kanskje, muligensNorwegian
- może, podobnoPolish
- возмо́жно, мо́жет быть, мочь, наве́рноеRussian
- možno, snáď, môžbyťSlovak
- mogóče, mordàSlovene
- kanske, möjligenSwedish
- huenda, pingineSwahili
- บางที, ไม่แน่Thai
- можли́во, мо́же бу́ти, ма́буть, мо́жеUkrainian
- có thể, có lẽVietnamese
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