What does Perhaps mean?

Definitions for Perhaps
pərˈhæpsper·haps

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventureadverb

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perhapsadverb

    Peradventure; it may be.

    Etymology: per and hap.

    Perhaps the good old man that kiss’d his son,
    And left a blessing on his head,
    His arms about him spread,
    Hopes yet to see him ere his glass be run. Thomas Flatman.

    Somewhat excellent may be invented, perhaps more excellent than the first design, though Virgil must be still excepted, when that perhaps takes place. Dryden.

    His thoughts inspir’d his tongue,
    And all his soul receiv’d a real love.
    Perhaps new graces darted from her eyes,
    Perhaps soft pity charm’d his yielding soul,
    Perhaps her love, perhaps her kingdom charm’d him. Smith.

ChatGPT

  1. perhaps

    Perhaps is an adverb that is used to express uncertainty or possibility; it indicates that something may happen or may be true but is not guaranteed or confirmed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perhapsadverb

    by chance; peradventure; perchance; it may be

  2. Etymology: [Per + hap chance.]

Wikidata

  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.

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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Numerology

  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

Examples of Perhaps in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Ferrari:

    At least if they lack effort, it gives the impression that perhaps they do have ability.

  2. Perry Brass:

    Perhaps success should not mean that you have nothing to say to anyone, no time for anybody, and not a moment left in your calendar for someone whom you might suddenly realize you love.

  3. Justin Wang:

    I think we need to change the way of how we think of life on other worlds, we need to consider the unique geological histories of our extraterrestrial environments and put that in context with what we have here on Earth. If rivers were unstable on Mars while hot springs were common, then perhaps life in hydrothermal environments is the most likely place where life could have existed.

  4. Anthony Burgess:

    Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual.

  5. Stelios Haji-Ioannou:

    If this 4.5 billion pound liability to Airbus is preserved – and not cancelled - by the easyJet board then, I regret to report, easyJet will run out of money around August 2020, perhaps even earlier, i will certainly not be throwing good money after bad. For the avoidance of doubt, I will not inject any fresh equity in easyJet whilst the Airbus liability is in place.

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