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likeliest

likeliest


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Likely  \Like"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Likelier}  (l[imac]k"l[i^]*[~e]r); 
  superl.  {Likeliest}.]  [That  is  like-like.  See  {Like},  a.] 
  1.  Worthy  of  belief;  probable;  credible;  as  a  likely  story. 
 
  It  seems  likely  that  he  was  in  hope  of  being  busy 
  and  conspicuous.  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  Having  probability;  having  or  giving  reason  to  expect;  -- 
  followed  by  the  infinitive;  as  it  is  likely  to  rain. 
 
  3.  Similar;  like  alike.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  Such  as  suits;  good-looking;  pleasing;  agreeable; 
  handsome.  --Shak.  Milton. 
 
  5.  Having  such  qualities  as  make  success  probable;  well 
  adapted  to  the  place  promising;  as  a  likely  young  man;  a 
  likely  servant.