What does probable mean?

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ˈprɒb ə bəlprob·a·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. probable(adj)

    an applicant likely to be chosen

  2. probable, likely(adj)

    likely but not certain to be or become true or real

    "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"

  3. probable(adj)

    apparently destined

    "the probable consequences of going ahead with the scheme"


  1. probable(Adjective)

    Likely or most likely to be true.

    Etymology: From probable, from probabilis, from probare; see probe, prove.

  2. probable(Adjective)

    Likely to happen.

    With all the support we have, success is looking probable.

    Etymology: From probable, from probabilis, from probare; see probe, prove.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Probable(adj)

    capable of being proved

    Etymology: [L. probabilis, fr. probare to try, approve, prove: cf. F. probable. See Prove, and cf. Provable.]

  2. Probable(adj)

    having more evidence for than against; supported by evidence which inclines the mind to believe, but leaves some room for doubt; likely

    Etymology: [L. probabilis, fr. probare to try, approve, prove: cf. F. probable. See Prove, and cf. Provable.]

  3. Probable(adj)

    rendering probable; supporting, or giving ground for, belief, but not demonstrating; as, probable evidence; probable presumption

    Etymology: [L. probabilis, fr. probare to try, approve, prove: cf. F. probable. See Prove, and cf. Provable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Probable

    prob′a-bl, adj. that can be proved: having more evidence for than against: giving ground for belief: likely: (Shak.) plausible.—n. probable opinion.—ns. Probabil′iorist; Prob′abilism (R.C. theol.), the doctrine in casuistry that of two probable opinions, both reasonable, one may follow his own inclination, as a doubtful law cannot impose a certain obligation—opp. to Probabil′iorism, according to which it is lawful to follow one's inclination only when there is a more probable opinion in its favour; Prob′abilist; Probabil′ity, quality of being probable: appearance of truth: that which is probable: chance or likelihood of something happening:—pl. Probabil′ities.—adv. Prob′ably.—adj. Prō′bal (Shak.), probable.—Probable cause, a reasonable ground that an accusation is true; Probable error, a quantity assumed as the value of an error, such that the chances of the real error being greater are equal to those of it being less than this quantity; Probable evidence, evidence not conclusive, but admitting of some degree of force. [Fr.,—L. probabilisprobāre, -ātum, to prove.]

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'probable' in Adjectives Frequency: #907

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of probable in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of probable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of probable in a Sentence

  1. Investigation Director Vic Reynolds:

    I cant answer what another agency did or didnt see but I can tell you that, based on our involvement in the case, considering the fact that we hit the ground running Wednesday morning and within 36 hours, we had secured warrants for two individuals for felony murder, i think that speaks volumes for itself and that probable cause was clear to our agents pretty quickly.

  2. Clara Monaco:

    It is probable that they swam (into the Mediterranean) and went beyond Gibraltar to hunt, but we do not know why they remained.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Faith is of paramount importance. As a matter of fact, it takes faith to persevere all through hardtimes, trials and challenges. Moreover, it takes faith to believe that what the future or tomorrow holds in stock is far much greater than whatever the past or yesterday has already offered i.e. it takes faith to acknowledge and believe it is possible that the best or the greatest of good old days or yester years is probable to become the worst or the least of what is yet to come i.e. what is ahead of you. Besides, it takes faith to leap and reap God's promises, healing, health, breakthrough and even salvation of human soul. Yes! it is written in (John 11 : 40) "if only you would believe, you shall see or receive the glory of God". Permit me to tell you that the importance of faith is synonymous with importance of love and money. Oh! yes, love is also of paramount importance. No wonder the scripture says in (1st Corianthians 13 : 2) It says, "whoever that do not love is "NOTHING" .i.e. irrespective of your social status, qualification and affluence. For the fact you don't love all and sundry, you are "WORTHLESS" in God's sight. Come to think of money, the scripture says in (Ecclesiastes 10 : 19) it says, "money answers all things and not at all some things". Obviously that infers, as long as you are still living you can't do without money. Moreover, with regards to faith itself which is the subject matter, the scripture says in (Hebrews 10 : 38) it says, "the just shall live by faith, but if anyone draws back my soul will have no pleasure in him" i.e. the person in question. Likewise, the scripture says in (Hebrews 11 : 6) it says, "without faith it is impossible to please God". Now, all of the above indicates, it takes nothing else to please God almighty except faith. Besides, all of the above illustrations evidently signifies, faith is truly of paramount importance. So, if you've been faithless all these while. Hence forth, reawaken your senses and then become and remain faithful no matter what happens. I mean, admit the importance of faith, imbibe it (faith) as your attitude, profess it convincingly and undoubtedly too. As well, live with/by it on daily basis. For, that's just expected of you.

  4. Gene Ryan:

    To deny the probable advent of body-worn cameras into the law enforcement profession would be unrealistic, it is clear that in many cases, the cameras will be an asset to our profession.

  5. Christopher Wild:

    These results suggest that drinking very hot beverages is one probable cause of oesophageal cancer and that it is the temperature, rather than the drinks themselves, that appears to be responsible.

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