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Definitions for maybe
ˈmeɪ bimaybe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventure(adverb)

    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. maybe(Noun)

    Something that is possibly true.

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

  2. maybe(Noun)

    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. maybe(Adverb)

    (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. maybe(Adjective)

    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. Maybe(adverb)

    perhaps; possibly; peradventure

    Etymology: [For it may be.]

  2. Maybe(adj)

    possible; probable, but not sure

    Etymology: [For it may be.]

  3. Maybe(noun)

    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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say maybe in sign language?

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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. Ellen Page:

    When we’re hearing a lot of the political rhetoric we’re hearing right now, hopefully the show can say ‘hey, that’s not a little soundbite.’ If we’re in any way perpetuating a society that discriminates and treats people unfairly and doesn’t strive toward true equality, you cause a lot of harm in people’s lives, and a lot of pain and a lot of difficulty, i hope the show maybe can help connect people to that, whether it’s members of the community or straight allies, or people who aren’t allies. I’ve learned so much making this show and feel so humbled by how much I’ve learned and the people I’ve met, so I hope that’s something we can maybe offer.

  2. Dave Charlton:

    We don't know what dark matter is, but maybe there is a place where we can find it (in the LHC).

  3. Frederick Cannon:

    Higher rates are (priced) in the stocks. The tax bill is in the stocks. The lighter regulatory touch, maybe we've already seen the benefits of that.

  4. Tariq Zahir:

    We're headed for a four-handle, maybe not today, but I'm sure when you get the inventory numbers that come out this week, we definitely will.

  5. Christopher Danforth:

    The concept has been around for a while that maybe we are hard-wired to communicate in a way that encourages us to get along.

Images & Illustrations of maybe

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