likelihood Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “likelihood” in the English Dictionary

"likelihood" in British English

See all translations

likelihoodnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪ.kli.hʊd/
C2 the ​chance that something will ​happen: This ​latestdisputegreatlyincreases the likelihood of a ​strike. [+ that] There is every likelihood that more ​jobs will be ​lostlater this ​year. There is little likelihood now thatinterestrates will come down ​further.in all likelihood C2 almostcertainly: In all likelihood everything will go to ​plan.
(Definition of likelihood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"likelihood" in American English

See all translations

likelihoodnoun [U]

 us   /ˈlɑɪk·liˌhʊd/
probability: There’s little likelihood of a ​compromise.
(Definition of likelihood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “likelihood”
in Arabic احتِمال…
in Korean 가능성…
in Portuguese probabilidade…
in Catalan probabilitat…
in Japanese 見込み…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可能,可能性…
in Turkish olasılık, ihtimal…
in Russian вероятность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可能,可能性…
in Italian probabilità, possibilità, eventualità…
in Polish prawdopodobieństwo…
What is the pronunciation of likelihood?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More