What does likelihood mean?

Definitions for likelihoodˈlaɪk liˌhʊd

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. likelihood, likeliness(noun)

    the probability of a specified outcome


  1. Likelihood(n.)

    Statistical probability; probability of being true or of occurring in the future; as, the likelihood of being abducted by aliens is close to zero..

  2. Origin: [Likely + -hood.]


  1. likelihood(Noun)

    The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state of being probable.

  2. likelihood(Noun)

    Shorthand for likelihood function; the probability that a real world experiment would generate a specific datum, as a function of the parameters of a mathematical model.

  3. likelihood(Noun)

    Likeness, resemblance.

    "There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation." (Sir W. Raleigh)

  4. likelihood(Noun)

    Appearance, show, sign, expression.

    "What of his heart perceive you in his face by any likelihood he showed to-day ?" (Shak)

  5. Origin: likely + -hood

Webster Dictionary

  1. Likelihood(noun)

    appearance; show; sign; expression

  2. Likelihood(noun)

    likeness; resemblance

  3. Likelihood(noun)

    appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude

  4. Origin: [Likely + -hood.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'likelihood' in Nouns Frequency: #2706


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of likelihood in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of likelihood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janardan Menon at brokerage Liberum:

    The likelihood is for some weakness in the second half.

  2. Tess Graham:

    That will immediately reduce the likelihood of snoring.

  3. Jeff Powell:

    The likelihood of the Fed raising in March is very low.

  4. Olga Dergunova:

    Over a three-year horizon... the likelihood of a deal is small.

  5. Brandon Doss:

    In all likelihood it will be our largest response effort to date.

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