[ bih-lahyk ]

  1. very likely; perhaps; probably.

Origin of belike

First recorded in 1525–35; be- + like1

Words Nearby belike Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use belike in a sentence

  • Sit down in that corner behind the bookcase and I'll read to you from one of the old poets, Byron, belike.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • A big man and of masterful appearance, yet belike his luck is over, answered the English King.

  • A circulating libraryIs mine—my birds are flown; There's one odd volume left, to belike all the rest, a-lone.

  • I opine, whatever we do, she will not forget old days—the night at the earth-houses belike and other things.

    Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • Thou art a casteless Hindu—a bold and unblushing beggar, attached, belike, to the Holy One for the sake of gain.'

    Kim | Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for belike


/ (bɪˈlaɪk) /

  1. archaic, or dialect perhaps; maybe

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