Like"li*hood(lk"l*hd), n. [Likely + -hood.] 1. Appearance; show; sign; expression. [Obs.]
What of his heart perceive you in his faceShak.
By any likelihood he showed to-day ?
2. Likeness; resemblance.
There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation.Sir W. Raleigh.
3. Appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude.
4. Statistical probability; probability of being true or of occurring in the future; as, the
likelihood of being abducted by aliens is close to zero..
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