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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

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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. Joy Behar:

    This guy, he’s a singular sensation in a certain way, you know what I mean ? i do n’t know that he has that much support in his country … and maybe that has to be addressed because we’ve seen this movie before.

  2. Joe Giacalone:

    I look at the policies, procedures and the people and see where there was a breakdown, in New York, if you had effective checks of the facility, maybe they would have found that huge hole those guys who escaped made.

  3. Craig Rogers:

    Some people get the treatment; some people won’t. Even in that worst-case scenario, he got the tumor out and won’t have the symptoms of that, the trial was our motivation and made us realize that maybe we had something to shoot for to try [AngioVac].

  4. Art Caplan:

    I think the publicity helps and lets more people know' maybe there's a last ditch thing I ought to pursue,' but at the end of the day, creating a world in which you say there's a right to try, if it's nothing more than a right to beg a company, that right already exists, and you're really not doing much to help anybody gain access to much of anything.

  5. Jillian Enderton:

    She likes to be in charge. So, she'll be good at that, i'm part of a few nonprofit committees in our community. So maybe, hopefully, she wanted to follow in my footsteps a little bit. I don't think I was as aware as she is of what's going on.

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