Worthy of belief; probable; credible; as, a likely story.
Having probability; having or giving reason to expect; -- followed by the infinitive; as, it is likely to rain.
Having such qualities as make success probable; well adapted to the place; promising; as, a likely young man; a likely servant.
Improbable; unlikely; -- used ironically; as, a likely story.
In all probability; probably.
probable; something that will probably happen it is likely that the plaintiff was aware of the defendant's intentions. likelihood (n)
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 for the job"
likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse"; "a plausible story"
A 60 to 70 percent chance of measurable precipitation occurring.
A 55-75% probability that one point in a forecast area will have precipitation.
In probability of precipitation statements, the equivalent of a 60 or 70 percent chance.