What does perhaps mean?

Definitions for perhaps
pərˈhæpsper·haps

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perhaps.

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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perhaps(adverb)

    by chance; peradventure; perchance; it may be

    Etymology: [Per + hap chance.]

Freebase

  1. Perhaps

    Perhaps is the fourth album released by the Scottish New Wave band, Associates. It is the first album without founding multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perhaps

    per-haps′, adv. it may be: possibly.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #258

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Written Corpus Frequency: #248

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perhaps' in Adverbs Frequency: #40

How to pronounce perhaps?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say perhaps in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perhaps in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perhaps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of perhaps in a Sentence

  1. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly:

    FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly testifies during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee about about ongoing reports of substandard housing conditions in Washington, on Capitol Hill. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) After Croziersletter became public, Navy Secretary Thomas Modly then flew to the ship, at port in Guam, and delivered a speech to the crew in which Navy Secretary Thomas Modly lambasted Brett Crozier, saying Navy Secretary Thomas Modly was either too naive or too stupid to be in charge of an aircraft carrier -- or perhaps leaked the letter intentionally. Modly charged that Brett Crozier had allowed details of the ships operational security to become public, either recklessly or intentionally. If Brett Crozier [ Crozier ] didnt think, in my opinion, that this information [ the letter ] wasnt going to get out into the public, in this day and information age that we live in, then Brett Crozier was either A, too naive or too stupid to be a commanding officer of a ship like this, the alternative is that he did this on purpose.

  2. Donald Trump:

    He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured, OK? I hate to tell you, i believe perhaps he is a war hero.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Sometimes you don't get what you wanted so desperately, perhaps because something far better is waiting for you in the future.

  4. Janet Yellen:

    An abrupt tightening would risk disrupting financial markets and perhaps even inadvertently push the economy into recession.

  5. Professor Ozpin:

    Well perhaps victory is found in a smaller, more honest soul.

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