Meaning of “probably” in the English Dictionary

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"probably" in British English

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uk /ˈprɒb.ə.bli/ us /ˈprɑː.bə.bli/

A2 used to mean that something is very likely:

I'll probably be home by midnight.
I'm probably going - it depends on the weather.
He probably didn't even notice.
Probably the best thing to do is to call them before you go.

More examples

  • As you will all probably already know, election day is next week.
  • The infection was probably caused by swimming in contaminated water.
  • If you don't take professional pride in your work, you're probably in the wrong job.
  • She realized that this was probably the last time she would see him.
  • Andrew spends all his spare time playing with his computer but he'll probably grow out of it.

(Definition of “probably” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)