1. Has a good chance of being the case or of coming about (synset 301414308)
    "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 (synset 301416084)
    "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
  3. Expected to become or be;
    In prospect (synset 301890275)
    "potential clients"
  4. Within the realm of credibility (synset 300648191)
    "not a very likely excuse"
  1. With considerable certainty;
    Without much doubt (synset 400139421)
    "He is probably out of the country"; "in all likelihood we are headed for war"

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