From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishperhapsper‧haps /pəˈhæps, præps $ pər-, præps/ ●●●S1W1 adverb 🔊 🔊 1MAYBEused to say that something may be true, but you are not sure syn maybe 🔊 Perhaps she’s next door. 🔊 Perhaps it will snow tomorrow. 🔊 It won’t take so long next time, perhaps. 🔊 ‘I don’t think you understand.’ ‘Well, perhaps not.’RegisterIn everyday English, people usually use may or might rather than use perhaps it/she/they etc will:It might snow tomorrow.2used to give your opinion, when you do not want to be too definite syn maybe 🔊 This is perhaps her finest novel yet. 🔊 The industrial revolution was, perhaps, the most important event in history.3MAYBEused to say that a number is only a guess syn maybe 🔊 The room was large, perhaps 20 feet square. 🔊 Perhaps 200 people were there.4spokenSUGGEST used to politely ask or suggest something, or say what you are going to do syn maybe 🔊 I thought perhaps we’d have lunch in the garden.