Definitions for likely
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word likely.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from like.
These young companions make themselves believe they love at the first looking of a likely beauty. Philip Sidney.
Sir John, they are your likeliest men; I would have you served with the best. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.
Probably; as may reasonably be thought.
While man was innocent, he was likely ignorant of nothing that imported him to know. Joseph Glanvill, Scep.
Likely refers to something or an event having a high probability of occurring or being true; probable or expected.
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Likely is ranked #38532 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Likely surname appeared 574 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Likely.
72.1% or 414 total occurrences were Black.
24.3% or 140 total occurrences were White.
1.9% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'likely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #384
Written Corpus Frequency
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
Today Coal India is likely to close @ Rs.172.85, NALCO may close at rs.165.45 GAIL likely to close at Rs.125.75 BOI @ Rs.140.05 BOB @ Rs.92.25
Tomorrow the India stock market is most likely to open further Rs.5 down of each Rs.100 worth shares and decling trend is likely to continue till June end month. Brokerage houses will continue to prohibit the entry of sell price and play spoilsport as companies have started looting invested money of public in share market
What's most likely is not an attack against a U.S. government official like the President, but an attack that happens while the President is there, security for the president is likely to be very significant and that means what Al-Shabaab is likely to do, based on what it has done very recently, is go for a soft target.
They're more likely to fall down the economic ladder, less likely to be employed and more likely to get in trouble.
What the research has shown from the ten countries who have had these sites from the last two decades is that they help the communities, it reduces public injections, needles in the streets, crime and violence in the neighborhood, demand for ambulance services - and people who use these services are less likely to overdose, less likely to get infectious diseases and more likely to get involved in drug treatment.
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Translations for likely
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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