Pronunciation: (līk'lē), [key]
—adj., -li•er, -li•est,
1. probably or apparently destined (usually fol. by an infinitive): something not likely to happen.
2. seeming like truth, fact, or certainty; reasonably to be believed or expected; believable: a likely story.
3. seeming to fulfill requirements or expectations; apparently suitable: a likely place for a restaurant.
4. showing promise of achievement or excellence; promising: a fine, likely young man.
probably: We will likely stay home this evening.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.