What does perhaps mean?

Definitions for perhaps
pərˈhæpsper·haps

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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"

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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    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. Paul Chambers:

    The Thai king's image is ubiquitous, that is also true of leaders in Brunei and North Korea. Perhaps Thailand differs from those cases because the cult of personality leader in those countries rules directly.

  2. W. Lance Bennett:

    Perhaps the most obvious political effect of controlled news is the advantage it gives powerful people in getting their issues on the political agenda and defining those issues in ways likely to influence their resolution.

  3. Tiago Severo:

    The figure of Rodrigo Valdes is certainly going to be most likely perceived as a market-friendly new minister, who could perhaps instill a renewed sense of confidence in the outlook for the economy.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    Since I do not foresee that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long time, I have to say that for the present it is a menace. Perhaps it is well that it should be. It may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs, which, without the pressure of fear, it would not do.

  5. Christophe Weber:

    Organically, we are doing okay, but I wouldn't mind doing a few deals, perhaps a deal would be small or perhaps big. It depends what is out there.

Images & Illustrations of perhaps

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