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likelier, comparative; likeliest, superlative;
  1. Such as well might happen or be true; probable
    • - the likely effects of the drought on sugar beet yields
    • - it was likely that he would make a televised statement
    • - sales are likely to drop further
  2. Apparently suitable; promising
    • - a likely-looking spot
  3. Appearing to have vigor or ability
    • - likely lads
  1. Probably
    • - we will most likely go to a bar

  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 ...
  2. probably: with considerable certainty; without much doubt; "He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war"
  3. probable: likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
  4. expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients"
  5. within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse"
  6. (likeliness) likelihood: the probability of a specified outcome
  7. Something or somebody considered likely; probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring; probable; Possessing or displaying the qualities or characteristics that make something probable; appropriate, suitable; believable; having a good potential; plausible; Within the realm of ...
  8. In probability of precipitation statements, the equivalent of a 60 or 70 percent chance.
  9. A term used to describe a slave as valuable
  10. is very often used in informal American to mean 'probably', whereas in British it only means 'probable', as in 'a likely story'.
  11. An item that might prove on close examination to be better than at first glance; not usually a run-of-the-mill item.
  12. greater than 50% chance of something happening.
  13. a 55-75% probability that one point in a forecast area will have precipitation.
  14. serviceable, able-bodied