Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Latin probabilis, from probare; PROBE2

probable

1 adjective
     
prob‧a‧ble1
likely to exist, happen, or be true:
The probable cause of the fire was faulty wiring.
Success is highly probable.
it is probable (that)
It seems probable that the accident has damaged her brain.
probable outcome/consequence/result
The probable result of global warming will be a rise in sea levels.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary