Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Most likely; presumably.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In all likelihood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a probable manner; in likelihood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With probability; in a probable manner; in all likelihood; with the appearance of truth or reality; likely: as, the story is probably true; the account is probably correct.
  • Plausibly; with verisimilitude.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. easy to believe on the basis of available evidence
  • adv. with considerable certainty; without much doubt

Etymologies

From probable +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.