Meaning of “likely” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈlaɪkli/
Extra Examples
Are prices likely to be reduced any further?Smokers are more likely to suffer heart attacks.The judge is likely to recommend a long jail sentence.This issue is likely to cause a major split in the party.More job losses seem likely.

B1 expected:

[ + to do sth ] Do remind me because I'm likely to forget.
[ + (that) ] It's likely that he'll say no.

probably true:

the most likely explanation
→ Opposite unlikely

(Definition of “likely adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)