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Definitions of likely

  1. Likeliest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Likelier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. In all probability; probably. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Probably. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients"; "expected income" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Similar; like; alike. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Such as suits; good-looking; pleasing; agreeable; handsome. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; - followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Probable; as, a likely story. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Like the thing required: oredible: probable: having reason to expect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. That may be liked: pleasing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Probable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Apparently true or real; probable; promising. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Such as may have taken place; probable; like what is wanted; suitable; such as may be liked; pleasing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Probable; that may be thought more reasonable than the contrary; such as may be liked; pleasing; promising. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for likely

  1. If your friends don't know it from you, they're not likely to hear it. – Outside Inn by Ethel M. Kelley
  2. " It 's altogether likely said the other lady, eagerly. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
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