Share this entry

Share this page

probably

Line breaks: prob|ably
Pronunciation: /ˈprɒbəbli
 
/

Definition of probably in English:

adverb

[sentence adverb]
Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell: she would probably never see him again ‘A bomb, do you think?’ ‘Probably.’
More example sentences
  • My legs were about to give way on me, my throat was dry and my eyes were probably the size of saucers.
  • It would probably be truer to say that he would be the first openly gay Prime Minister.
  • In fact, most of them probably aren't even aware that there is a field in front of them.
Synonyms
in all likelihood, in all probability, as likely as not, very likely, most likely, likely, as like as not, ten to one, the chances are, doubtless, no doubt, all things considered, taking all things into consideration, all things being equal, possibly, perhaps, maybe, it may be, presumably, on the face of it, apparently

Definition of probably in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something