adverb prob·a·bly \ˈprä-bə-blē, ˈprä(b)-blē\

: very likely : almost certainly

Full Definition of PROBABLY

:  insofar as seems reasonably true, factual, or to be expected :  without much doubt <is probably happy> <it will probably rain>

Examples of PROBABLY

  1. It will probably rain today.
  2. They will probably be here soon.
  3. It was probably the best concert I've ever been to.
  4. There were probably about 150 people at the wedding.
  5. Are you going to the picnic? Probably.
  6. Can you finish painting the room today? Probably not.
  7. The impact probably added all but the last few percent of Earth's mass and set the stage for Earth's and the Moon's subsequent evolution. —Mark Wilson, Physics Today, February 2008

Origin of PROBABLY

(see 1probable)
First Known Use: 1613

Rhymes with PROBABLY

PROBABLY Defined for Kids


adverb prob·a·bly \ˈprä-bə-blē\

Definition of PROBABLY for Kids

:  very likely <With dark clouds like those, it will probably rain.>


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