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PROBABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does probable mean? 

PROBABLE (noun)
  The noun PROBABLE has 1 sense:

1. an applicant likely to be chosen

  Familiarity information: PROBABLE used as a noun is very rare.


PROBABLE (adjective)
  The adjective PROBABLE has 2 senses:

1. likely but not certain to be or become true or real
2. apparently destined

  Familiarity information: PROBABLE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROBABLE (noun)


Sense 1probable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An applicant likely to be chosen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("probable" is a kind of...):

applicant; applier (a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission)


PROBABLE (adjective)


Sense 1probable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Likely but not certain to be or become true or real

Synonyms:

probable; likely

Context examples:

a likely result / he foresaw a probable loss

Similar:

equiprobable (equally probable)

presumptive (having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance)

verisimilar (appearing to be true or real)

Antonym:

improbable (not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred)


Sense 2probable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apparently destined

Context example:

the probable consequences of going ahead with the scheme

Similar:

likely (has a good chance of being the case or of coming about)


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