Definition of LIKELY

Adjective : LIKELY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) has a good chance of being the case or of coming about; "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job" ;

  • 2. (

    ) likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss" ;

  • 4. (

    ) within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse" ;

Adverb : LIKELY

Source: WordNet 3.1

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