Definitions for perhapspərˈhæps

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. maybe; possibly.

Origin of perhaps:

1520–30; See per , hap1, -s1

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. perhaps(adverb)ərˈhæps

    possibly, maybe

    This question is perhaps a little difficult for her.

  2. perhapsərˈhæps

    indicates a suggestion or advice

    Perhaps we should call to make sure she got home safely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perhaps(adverb)

    by chance; peradventure; perchance; it may be


  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.

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

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Perhaps it will rain.

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