GrammarlikelyThe adverb likely is often used with a word such as most, more, or very:We will most likely see him later.In informal English, likely is sometimes used on its own:We will likely see him later. He said that he would likely run for President.Idiomsadverbjump to other results
very probably As likely as not she's forgotten all about it. The illness was caused, most likely, by a virus.
as likely as not, most/very likelyjump to other results
used to disagree strongly with a statement or suggestion Me? Join the army? Not likely!
not likely! (informal)jump to other results