from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Archaic Probably; perhaps.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make like; simulate.
- v. To be like; resemble.
- v. To be pleasing to; please.
- v. To like; be pleased with.
- n. An object of affection or liking.
- adv. Likely, probably, perhaps.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. It is likely or probably; perhaps.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Perhaps; probably.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with considerable certainty; without much doubt
It teacheth the tongue ill speaking, and my word belike was such.
(calling belike upon the Lord,) and so the Prince immediately commanded to take away the tun and quench the fire.
There arose in that narrow, iron-sided gorge a havoc such as belike surpassed that of the original breaking through of the waters.
But it was the face, cast belike in copper bronze, which caught and held Mrs. Sayther's fleeting glance.
To himself he added, "An 'belike, if Satan takes his eye off his own, I'll put it to that young cub iv his."
He'll break your travelin 'light, him a carryin' the outfit and a big buck deer belike.
An 'have ye niver drifted along, the water clear as glass, whin suddin, belike a cloud over the sun, the mushy-ice comes bubblin' up an 'up till from bank to bank an' bind to bind it's drapin 'the river like a first snowfall?'
If thou goest to him, and say Ilderim sent thee, will he not be glad of such a fine sturdy trooper - ye may touch the hilt, and eat the salt, and belike he'll forget the assami* (* In this sense, a deposit paid by a recruit on enlistment.) for my sake.
"If she wishes you to know, belike she'll tell you," I growled, and squatted down in the archway.
Or will it belike the I.R.S. who collects massive amounts of fines and penalties against many Americans forthe U.S.