has a good chance of being the case or of coming about
"these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job"
likely but not certain to be or become true or real
"a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
expected to become or be; in prospect
within the realm of credibility
"not a very likely excuse"
probably, likely, in all likelihood, in all probability, belikeadverb
with considerable certainty; without much doubt
"He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war"
Something or somebody considered likely.
Likely he'll win the election in this economy.
probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
Rain is likely later this afternoon.
probable; Possessing or displaying the qualities or characteristics that make something probable
They are likely to become angry with him.
appropriate, suitable; believable; having a good potential
Jones is a likely candidate for management.
plausible; Within the realm of credibility
not a very likely excuse.
promising; Apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome
a likely topic for investigation.
found a likely spot under a shady tree for the picnic.
Reasonably to be expected; apparently destined.
He is likely to succeed at anything he tries.
Etymology: From líkligr, from líkr.
worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story
having probability; having or giving reason to expect; -- followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain
similar; like; alike
such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome
having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant
in all probability; probably
Etymology: [That is, like-like. See Like, a.]
Likely is a census-designated place in Modoc County, California. It is located near the South Fork of the Pit River 18 miles south of the county seat of Alturas, at an elevation of 4,449 feet. Located 6 miles north-northwest of Likely Mountain, it is somewhat sheltered from prevailing southwesterly winds, and its microclimate is noticeably drier and less stormy than surrounding areas. The ZIP Code for the community is 96116.
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Rank popularity for the word 'likely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #878
Rank popularity for the word 'likely' in Adjectives Frequency: #38
The numerical value of likely in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of likely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
There is a lot we don’t know about Omicron, but markets have been forced to reassess the global growth outlook until we know more, pfizer expects to know within two weeks if Omicron is resistant to its current vaccine, others suggest it may take several weeks. Until then markets are likely to remain jittery.
The UK is attributing responsibility with a very high degree of probability to Iran for the Aramco attacks. We think it very likely indeed that Iran was indeed responsible, we will be working with our American friends and our European friends to construct a response that tries to deescalate tensions in the Gulf region.
Nothing has changed from last week’s detailed 10-page opinion from the court which in granting a preliminary injunction against ITV found as to each and every claim alleged by ITV that the Gurneys are likely to prevail, including the court’s findings that they were terminated without good cause and that they remain the controlling managers of Gurney Productions.
This (scrutiny) is not likely to decrease any time soon and may increase, at least in the short term, after a new president takes office.
Investors are sitting on a large pile of (unrealized) capital gains, we think the scale is likely to be measured certainly in the tens of billions of dollars.
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Translations for likely
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- glaubhaft, wahrscheinlich, plausibelGerman
- احتمال داردPersian
- uskottava, lupaava, mahdollinen, sopiva, luultava, todennäköinen, miellyttäväFinnish
- promettente, adatto, piacevole, probabile, verosimileItalian
- きっと, おそらくJapanese
- iespējams, ticamsLatvian
- многообещающий, очаровательный, обаятельный, возможный, вероятный, подающий надежды, годный, подходящий, привлекательный, пригодный, перспективныйRussian
- sannolik, trolig, rimligSwedish
- швидше за всеUkrainian
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