likely likely  /ˈlaɪk li/


  1. (adj) has a good chance of being the case or of coming about
  2. (adj) likely but not certain to be or become true or real
  3. (adj) expected to become or be; in prospect
  4. (adj) within the realm of credibility
  5. (adv) with considerable certainty; without much doubt


  1. A new study shows that adopted kids are more likely to require mental health help as teens than non-adopted ones.
  2. New research says immigrants, far from being responsible for rising crime rates, are less likely to get in trouble with the law.
  3. Among likely voters, 51% support Bush, 46% support Kerry, and 2% support Nader.


  1. Pagan likely to remain on DL past activation date

    Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is likely to remain on the disabled list past Wednesday, when he becomes eligible for reinstatement.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Francisco Giants

  2. Branstad “more likely to approve” state money for Iowa’s food banks

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he’s “much more likely to approve” state money for Iowa’s food banks than last year. Included in the budget bills lawmakers sent the governor this year was a $1 million appropriation for Iowa’s food banks. It’s a matching appropriation, meaning food banks would have to raise $1 [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Gazette

  3. Likely the last of its kind, bomber will be restored for museum display

    A World War II German bomber, likely the last of its kind, has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel and will be restored for display in a British museum.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville


  1. "The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt (my) position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the...
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: Virgil Goode Source: Washington Post

  2. Swayze says, "I'd say five years is pretty wishful thinking. Two years seems likely if you're going to believe statistics."
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Patrick Swayze Source:

  3. "Even though from a technical perspective, the recession is very likely over at this point, it's still going to feel like a very weak economy for some time as many people will still find that their job security and their employment status is not...
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: AFP

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