What does MAYBE mean?

Definitions for MAYBE
ˈmeɪ biMAYBE

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

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"

Wiktionary

  1. maybe(Noun)

    Something that is possibly true.

    Etymology: From an ellipsis of , equivalent to . Compare mayhap.

  2. maybe(Noun)

    An answer that shows neither agreement nor disagreement.

    The results of the poll were inconclusive. We got two yeses, three nos, and four maybes.

    Etymology: From an ellipsis of , equivalent to . Compare mayhap.

  3. maybe(Adverb)

    (as a pro-sentence) perhaps that is true (expressing no commitment to a decision or a neutral viewpoint to a statement)

    Etymology: From an ellipsis of , equivalent to . Compare mayhap.

  4. maybe(Adjective)

    Possible; uncertain.

    Then add those may-be years thou hast to live u2015 Dryden.

    Etymology: From an ellipsis of , equivalent to . Compare mayhap.

Wikipedia

  1. Maybe

    Maybe means yes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maybe(adverb)

    perhaps; possibly; peradventure

    Etymology: [For it may be.]

  2. Maybe(adj)

    possible; probable, but not sure

    Etymology: [For it may be.]

  3. Maybe(noun)

    possibility; uncertainty

    Etymology: [For it may be.]

Freebase

  1. Maybe

    "Maybe" is a song performed by all-female German pop group No Angels. It was written and composed by Pelle Ankarberg, Niclas Molinder, Maryann Morgan, and Joacim Persson and originally recorded by American-Norwegian pop singer Trine Rein, featuring strings by violinist Andreas Ljones. An uplifting rock pop song that features a heavy guitar riff sample, it incorporates an uncredited sample of The Beatles' 1969 number-one record "Come Together", while its lyrics revolve around relationship that is built upon contingence and hesitancy. In October 2006, Rein and Ljones qualified for the Melodi Grand Prix 2007 with the song, the television show in which the Norwegian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was chosen. It eventually finished the contest in the final round, losing to Guri Schanke's "Ven a bailar conmigo". The same year, "Maybe" was also recorded by the re-formed No Angels for their fourth studio album, Destiny. Produced by frequent collaborators Twin from Redfly Music, it was selected as album's second single and released on June 15, 2007 in German-speaking Europe, where it reached number 36 on the German Singles Chart and number 62 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 chart, becoming one of the band's lowest-charting single up to that date.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAYBE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1342

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAYBE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #322

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAYBE' in Adverbs Frequency: #98

Anagrams for MAYBE »

  1. abyme, beamy, embay

  2. Abyme

  3. Beamy

How to pronounce MAYBE?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say MAYBE in sign language?

  1. maybe

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAYBE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MAYBE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of MAYBE in a Sentence

  1. Monica Bellucci:

    This was the right moment because when I met Sam Mendes and he was looking for a mature woman, I said, 'it's a good idea', it's a beautiful image for women and for actresses maybe to see an older James Bond, I say, woman and not girl.

  2. Kate Upton:

    The Internet can be horrible, so I just don't look at it anymore, but maybe a bit of hate is good for me. Because if I'm in a spot where everyone loves me, I won't try as hard.

  3. Jonah Gelbach:

    While the 9th Circuit does seem to consistently have a high reversal rate at the Supreme Court, this is a questionable measure of the 9th Circuit's performance, the Supreme Court hears only a tiny fraction of those cases, maybe a dozen or two, so reversals tell us close to nothing about a circuit's performance except in a handful of cases.

  4. Harper Lee:

    I never expected any sort of success with 'Mockingbird,' i didn't expect the book to sell in the first place. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of reviewers, but at the same time I sort of hoped that maybe someone would like it enough to give me encouragement. Public encouragement. I hoped for a little, as I said, but I got rather a whole lot, and in some ways this was just about as frightening as the quick, merciful death I'd expected.

  5. Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg/Getty Images:

    We consumers have a lot of power. I think we all know we don't need 20 t-shirts, maybe it's better to pay a little bit more and have two t-shirts.

Images & Illustrations of MAYBE

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