What does perhaps mean?

Definitions for perhapspərˈhæps

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

  2. Origin: [Per + hap chance.]


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. perhaps

    A word used to convey there is a possibility.

    Perhaps my sister will call tomorrow evening on her way back from the gym as she passes by her door and I have a CD to give back to her.

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Officer Bill Downe:

    Perhaps this time next year.

  2. Vivien Azer:

    This is perhaps not surprising.

  3. Randy Page:

    Perhaps in some cycles it has been.

  4. The New York-born Kennedy:

    I love comedy perhaps more than anything else.

  5. Donald Trump:

    At least we have something in common, perhaps.

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