likely

  核心词汇  
['laɪkli]     ['laɪkli]    
  • adj.可能的;可信的
  • adv.很可能
likelier likeliest
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likely是什么意思,词典释义与在线翻译:

详尽释义

adj.(形容词)
  1. 有希望的;有出息的
  2. 适当的,似乎合适的,仿佛恰当的,恰好的,正合要求的
  3. 很可能的,可能的
  4. 预料的
  5. 像煞有介事,很像真事的
  6. 漂亮的,吸引人的
  7. 像是可信的,好像可靠的
adv.(副词)
  1. 很可能,多半,大概,有可能,或许

双解释义

adj.(形容词)
  1. 可能的;有希望的 probable;that is expected
  2. 适合的 that seems suitable for a purpose
adv.(副词)
  1. 可能 probably

英英释义

Adjective:
  1. has a good chance of being the case or of coming about;

    "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"
    "she is likely to forget"
    "a likely place for a restaurant"
    "the broken limb is likely to fall"
    "rain is likely"
    "a likely topic for investigation"
    "likely candidates for the job"

  2. likely but not certain to be or become true or real;

    "a likely result"
    "he foresaw a probable loss"

  3. expected to become or be; in prospect;

    "potential clients"

  4. within the realm of credibility;

    "not a very likely excuse"

Adverb:
  1. with considerable certainty; without much doubt;

    "He is probably out of the country"
    "in all likelihood we are headed for war"

likely的用法和样例:

例句

用作形容词 (adj.)
  1. I'm likely to be very busy tomorrow.
    明天我可能很忙。
  2. They'll very likely ask for an increase in the budget.
    他们很可能会要求增加预算。
  3. I've heard whispers that the firm is likely to go bankrupt.
    我听到传闻说公司很可能要破产。
  4. A rather different fate seems more likely.
    另一种大不相同的命运似乎更可信。
用作副词 (adv.)
  1. I shall very likely be here again next month.
    下个月我很可能再来这儿。
  2. You'll most likely see these animals at twilight.
    黄昏时分你很可能会看到这些动物。

常见句型

用作形容词 (adj.)
用作定语 ~+ n.
  1. They are likeliest candidates.
    他们是最有可能当选的候选人。
  2. That's the likeliest suggestion we've heard yet.
    那是我们迄今听到的最有可能被采纳的建议。
  3. They are likely young men.
    他们是有希望的青年人。
  4. He is likeliest person for the job.
    他是最适合做这份工作的人。
  5. He says he just forgot about it—a likely story!
    他说他仅仅是忘了——像煞有介事!
  6. That's a likely story!
    说得倒真像那么一回事!
用作表语 S+be+~
  1. Rain is likely in all parts of the country today.
    今天全国各地区都可能下雨。
S+be+~+to- v
  1. They are likely to be free this afternoon.
    他们今天下午或许有空。
  2. He seems likely to pass the exam.
    他似乎有可能通过考试。
  3. The harvest seems likely to be good this year.
    今年的收成可能会好。
It is/was+~+that-clause
  1. It is not likely that he will come.
    他不一定来。
  2. It isn't likely that I should accept such an offer as that.
    我不可能接受像那样的帮助。
  3. It seems likely that prices will go up.
    物价似乎有可能上涨。
用作副词 (adv.)
  1. They'll very likely come by car.
    他们很可能开车来。

常用短语

用作副词 (adv.)
as likely as not
  1. (很)可能probably

    As likely as not she's forgotten all about it. 她很可能把这事忘得一干二净了。

词汇搭配

经典引文

  • I hope that none of your friends are likely to come in.

    出自:E. M. Forster
  • In a television studio, where the acoustic is liklier to be drier.

    出自:Listener
  • It seems likely that St Paul's was the church Edmund was going to.

    出自:A. Thwaite
  • Officers..were six times as likely to be killed as their men.

    出自:H. Bailey
  • His life provided models for behaviour in any likely circumstance.

    出自:G. Greene
  • Surveys carried out last winter have helped to predict likely road conditions.

    出自:Lancaster Guardian

likely的详细讲解:

词语用法

adj.(形容词)
  1. likely的基本意思是“可能的”“适合的”。用作表语时,可接带to的动词不定式或that-clause。
  2. likely前可用very修饰。
  3. a likely story常用来表示反语,表示对某人的话不屑一听和不相信。

词义辨析

adj.(形容词)
likely, apt
这两个词都有“有…可能的”意思。apt强调天生的或习惯性的倾向; likely则强调客观上某事有可能发生。
likely, possible, probable
这三个词均表示“可能”。
1.probable常指有较大的可能性,表示客观上潜在的可能性,较有根据和充分理由而值得相信的事,意味着经过权衡正反两方面的理由后而相信的事大概会发生的,常译作“很可能”。
2.possible指有可能小,但强调客观上有可能性,且常有可能性较小的暗示。
3.likely作形容词时意为“很可能,大概,也许”,侧重表示从表面迹象看来某人有可能做某事或某事有可能发生。
liable apt likely prone subject
这些形容词均含“倾向于……的、易于……的”之意。
  • liable:liable指易于产生某种不利的结果,侧重偶然性,常表示警告或提醒。
  • apt:apt口语中常用,指自然的或习惯的倾向,无特殊的褒贬意味,常指在一般情况下发生的事。
  • likely:likely侧重可能性,用于指将来,预言希望或所不希望的结果。
  • prone:prone多用于人,着重其本性,或倾向于某种错误、弱点或不良行为等。
  • subject:subject指确实可以察觉的倾向,也就是总结出来的规律。

词源解说

  • ☆ 直接源自古挪威语的likgilr,意为很可能的,多半。

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