1. Something or somebody considered likely.


  1. probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring
    Rain is likely later this afternoon.
  2. probable
    They are likely to become angry with him.
  3. appropriate, suitable; believable; having a good potential
    Jones is a likely candidate for management.
  4. plausible; Within the realm of credibility
    not a very likely excuse.
  5. promising; Apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome
    a likely topic for investigation.
  6. attractive; pleasant
    found a likely spot under a shady tree for the picnic.
  7. Reasonably to be expected; apparently destined.
    He is likely to succeed at anything he tries.
  8. Similar; like; alike.


  1. Similarly.
  2. Probably.

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