简明英汉词典

likely
[5laikli]
adj.
很可能的, 合适的, 可靠的, 有希望的
adv.
或许, 很可能

美国传统词典[双解]

likely
like.ly
AHD:[lok“l?]
D.J.[6laikli8]
K.K.[6la!kli]
adj.(形容词)
like.li.erlike.li.est

(1)

Possessing or displaying the qualities or characteristics that make something probable:
可能的:具有或显示使某事成为可能的特征或品质:
They are likely to become angry with him.
他们可能会对他发怒

(2)

Within the realm of credibility; plausible:
象是可靠的;似乎有理的:
not a very likely excuse.
不太令人信服的理由

(3)

Apparently appropriate or suitable:
似乎合适的:显出很合适或适宜的:
There were several likely candidates for the job.
有好几个比较适合这项工作的人选

(4)

Apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome; promising:
有希望的:倾向于成功或得到预定效果的;有指望的:
a likely topic for investigation.
前景可观的调查主题

(5)

Attractive; pleasant:
漂亮的;有吸引力的:
found a likely spot under a shady tree for the picnic.
在树荫下找到了宜人的野餐的好地方
adv.Usage Problem (副词)【用法疑难】
Probably.
可能的

语源

(1)

Middle English likly
中古英语 likly

(2)

from Old English gelooc} from geloc [similar]
源自 古英语 gelooc} 源自 geloc [相似的]

(3)

and from Old Norse lor from lor [similar] * see lok-
并源自 古斯堪的纳维亚语 lor 源自 lor [类似的] *参见 lok-

用法

(1)

Used as an adverb likely is most commonly preceded by a qualifier such as very or quite :
作为副词用时,likely 前通常会有修饰性的词,如 very 或 quite :
He will quite likely require some help with his classes.
在学习上他极可能需要帮助。

(2)

But the unmodified use of likely is common enough in educated writing, and though it might be better avoided in highly formal style, it should not be regarded as incorrect:
但在受过教育的人的写作中,likely 前不加任何修饰的用法很普遍, 虽然在非常正式的文体中最好避免这种用法,但不应该将它看作是不正确的用法:
They'll likely buy a new car this year. See Usage Note at liable
他们今年可能会买辆新车 参见 liable

现代英汉词典

likely
[5laIklI]
adj.
-lier, -liest

(1)

可能的
The train is likely to be late.
这趟火车很可能晚点。

(2)

有希望的
a likely plan
有成功可能的计划
She is the most likely girl to win the prize.
她是最有希望得奖的女孩。

词性变化

likely
adv.
可能

现代英汉综合大辞典

likely
[5laikli]
adj.
(-lier, more likely; -liest, most likely)

(1)

很可能(发生)的

(2)

可相信的, 似真的

(3)

有希望的

(4)

适合的, 恰当的

(5)

漂亮的, 吸引人的
a likely story
可能是真实的故事
a likely young man
一个有希望的青年
She is not likely to come next month.
她下月很可能不来。
It is very likely that he will not consent.
很可能他不会同意。
I have found a likely house at last.
最后我找到了一间合适的房子。

词性变化

likely
[5laikli]
adv.
或许, 可能, 大概
I'll very likely be at home all day.
我可能整天都呆在家里。

习惯用语

as likely as not (=most [very] likely)
可能, 多半, 说不定

It is likely that...
很可能...

Not likely!
[口]不可能! 才不呢! (强调否认或拒绝)

参考词汇
likely     possible     probable    
意思都含“可能的”。

(1)

likely 系常用词, 指“从表面迹象来看很有可能”, 如:
The likely out come of the contest varies from moment to moment.
比赛结果可能每分钟都在变化。

(2)

possible 指“由于有适当的条件和方法, 某事可能发生或做到”, 强调“客观上有可能”, 但常含有“实际希望很小”的意思, 如:
It is possible to go to the moon now.
现在有可能登上月球。

(3)

probable 语气比 possible 强, 指“有根据、合情理、值得相信的事物, 带有‘大概’、‘很可能’”的意思, 如:
l don't think the story is probable.
我觉得那故事不大可能。

用法词典

likely
(like + -ly …地)

英文相关词典

likely
unlikely    

[七国语言]英汉公共大词典

likely
大概;很可能的;可能的

美国传统词典

likely
like.ly
AHD:[lok“l?]
D.J.[6laikli8]
K.K.[6la!kli]
adj.
like.li.er, like.li.est

(1)

Possessing or displaying the qualities or characteristics that make something probable:
They are likely to become angry with him.

(2)

Within the realm of credibility; plausible:
not a very likely excuse.

(3)

Apparently appropriate or suitable:
There were several likely candidates for the job.

(4)

Apt to achieve success or yield a desired outcome; promising:
a likely topic for investigation.

(5)

Attractive; pleasant:
found a likely spot under a shady tree for the picnic.
adv.Usage Problem
Probably.

语源

(1)

Middle English likly

(2)

from Old English gelooc} from geloc [similar]

(3)

and from Old Norse lor from lor [similar] * see lok-

用法

(1)

Used as an adverb likely is most commonly preceded by a qualifier such as very or quite :
He will quite likely require some help with his classes.

(2)

But the unmodified use of likely is common enough in educated writing, and though it might be better avoided in highly formal style, it should not be regarded as incorrect:
They'll likely buy a new car this year. See Usage Note at liable

英汉地质大词典

likely
n.有含矿显示的,可能含矿的

英汉法学大词典

likely
adj.可能

英汉化学大词典

likely
adj.很可能的,合理的;adv.可能,或许,大概,多半

英汉计算机大词典

likely
adj.很可能的(合理的);adv.可能(或许,大概

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