What does maybe mean?

Definitions for maybe
ˈmeɪ bimaybe

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. maybenoun

    Something that is possibly true.

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

  2. maybenoun

    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. maybeadverb

    (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. maybeadjective

    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. Maybeadverb

    perhaps; possibly; peradventure

    Etymology: [For it may be.]

  2. Maybeadjective

    possible; probable, but not sure

    Etymology: [For it may be.]

  3. Maybenoun

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Mark Parrington:

    If I look at the time series, we see sort of equivalent levels of intensity, but for not for three weeks, you know, I think the longest one prior was maybe a couple of weeks or 10 days or something like that, so much more isolate.

  2. Lisbeth Melendez Rivera:

    The pope is known to wander, we hope that maybe, just maybe, our lively colors will call on him... and that he'll wander over to us.

  3. Amy Klobuchar:

    Maybe we're humble, and maybe with the guy in the White House right now, maybe we need a little humbleness, instead of the loudest voice or the biggest bank account heading up the ticket.

  4. Francis Byrd:

    I think companies are starting to conduct a type of self-examination when they receive a phone call or letter from an activist, where companies are doing their homework, they will say, 'maybe these folks might have a point'.

  5. Bethy Hardeman:

    If you have a goal to buy a home together in a few years, then better credit scores will benefit both of you: You will see lower interest rates, more affordable monthly payments, and maybe even be able to buy a better house.

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