Likelihood

  • 1Likelihood — Like li*hood (l[imac]k l[i^]*h[oo^]d), n. [Likely + hood.] 1. Appearance; show; sign; expression. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What of his heart perceive you in his face By any likelihood he showed to day ? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Likeness; resemblance …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2likelihood — I noun anticipation, chance, conceivability, conceivableness, confident expectation, excellent prospect, expectance, expectancy, expectation, fair chance, fair prospect, favorable chance, favorable prospect, good chance, good prospect, likeliness …

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  • 3likelihood — late 14c., resemblance, similarity, from LIKELY (Cf. likely) + HOOD (Cf. hood). Meaning probability is from mid 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4likelihood — [n] chance of something happening coin flip*, direction, even break, fair shake, fifty fifty*, fighting chance*, good chance*, liability, likeliness, long shot*, outside chance*, plausibility, possibility, presumption, probability, prospect,… …

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  • 5likelihood — ► NOUN ▪ the state or fact of being likely …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6likelihood — [līk′lē hood΄] n. [ME liklihode: see LIKELY & HOOD] the fact of being likely to happen or something that is likely to happen; probability …

    English World dictionary

  • 7likelihood — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ every (esp. BrE) ▪ There s every likelihood that she ll be able to help us. ▪ greater, increased ▪ high, real, strong …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8likelihood — [[t]la͟ɪklihʊd[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: usu N of n/ ing, N that The likelihood of something happening is how likely it is to happen. The likelihood of infection is minimal... There didn t seem much likelihood of it happening... There is every… …

    English dictionary

  • 9likelihood — n. 1) great; little likelihood 2) likelihood that + inf. (there is every likelihood that she ll come) 3) in all likelihood * * * [ laɪklɪhʊd] little likelihood great in all likelihood likelihood that + inf. (there is every likelihood that she ll… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10likelihood — like|li|hood [ˈlaıklihud] n [singular, U] 1.) the degree to which something can reasonably be expected to happen = ↑probability likelihood of ▪ Using a seatbelt will reduce the likelihood of serious injury in a car accident.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11likelihood — 01. There is every [likelihood] that we will have a lot of snow in St. Paul this winter. 02. The weather will [likely] remain sunny for the coming week. 03. It s not very [likely] that Marsha will come to the party because she doesn t know… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12likelihood — like|li|hood [ laıkli,hud ] noun singular or uncount * the chance that something might happen: likelihood of: The likelihood of developing cancer is increased in people who smoke. likelihood that: There s a strong likelihood that he will run for… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13likelihood */ — UK [ˈlaɪklɪhʊd] / US [ˈlaɪklɪˌhʊd] noun [singular/uncountable] the chance that something might happen likelihood of: The likelihood of developing cancer is increased in people who smoke. likelihood that: There s a strong likelihood that he will… …

    English dictionary

  • 14likelihood — noun (singular, uncountable) 1 the degree to which something can reasonably be expected to happen; probability (+ of): taking steps to reduce the likelihood of disease (+ (that)): a greater likelihood that you will make a profit 2 in all… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15likelihood — noun a) The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state of being probable. In all likelihood the meeting will be cancelled. b) Shorthand for likelihood function; the probability that a real world… …

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  • 16likelihood — /luyk lee hood /, n. 1. the state of being likely or probable; probability. 2. a probability or chance of something: There is a strong likelihood of his being elected. 3. Archaic. indication of a favorable end; promise. Also, likeliness. [1350… …

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  • 17likelihood — noun the likelihood of getting a fair trial in this court is slim smoking greatly increases the likelihood of lung disease Syn: probability, chance, prospect, possibility, likeliness, odds, feasibility; risk, threat, danger; hope, promise …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18likelihood — [ˈlaɪklihʊd] noun [singular/U] the chance that something might happen The likelihood of developing cancer is increased in people who smoke.[/ex] a strong likelihood that he will run for president[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19likelihood — noun Date: 14th century probability < a strong likelihood that he is correct T. D. Anderson > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20likelihood — A statement of the chance that an unknown quantity in reality has a particular value based on the readiness with which it would account for a given set of data; in this way the merits of various competing interpretations may be compared. * * *&#8230; …

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