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Dictionary definition for: Likely

1. (a) 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

2. (r) with considerable certainty; without much doubt; "He is probably out of the country" "in all likelihood we are headed for war"

3. (a) likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result" "he foresaw a probable loss"

4. (s) expected to become or be; in prospect; "potential clients" "expected income"

5. (s) within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse" "a plausible story"

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