What does perhaps mean?

Definitions for perhapspərˈhæps

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perhaps.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventure(adverb)

    by chance

    "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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perhaps(adverb)

    by chance; peradventure; perchance; it may be

  2. Origin: [Per + hap chance.]


  1. Perhaps

    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

  1. Perhaps

    per-haps′, adv. it may be: possibly.

Editors Contribution

  1. perhaps

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #258

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Written Corpus Frequency: #248

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Adverbs Frequency: #40


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perhaps in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perhaps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. R. D. Laing:

    Perhaps God is not dead; perhaps God is himself mad.

  2. Christophe Weber:

    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.

  3. Neil Melvin:

    Baltics have felt vulnerable for many years and they perhaps are now feeling over-vulnerable, although perhaps that is understandable given their history.

  4. Vaclav Havel:

    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...

  5. Norman Vincent Peale:

    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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