perhaps meaning

EN[pəˈhæps] [pɚˈhæps] [ˈpɹæps] [-æps]
  • Perhaps may refer to:
  • Perhaps (album), the fourth album released by the Scottish New Wave band Associates
  • "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás", "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" in English, a popular song
  • Perhaps, English title of the 1999 French science fiction film Peut-être

    Definition of perhaps in English Dictionary

  • NounPLperhapsesPREper-
    1. An uncertainty.
    2. Adverb
      1. Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty.
        1. The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed.
      2. (rare) By chance.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Mr. Longstreth, who can be a bit of a yelper, sang sweetly, perhaps in search of contrast.
          • One risk of introducing potent material too fast is that a veteran could become retraumatized and perhaps unwilling to continue other kinds of therapy, as well.
          • If the truth doesn't win him over, perhaps charm will.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Perhaps we should step back for a second and think about solving this problem a different way.
          • Perhaps that’s why the first and title song of “Some Loud Thunder” is distorted to become nearly unlistenable, and the next track, “Emily Jean Stock,” is wrecked by overmodulated drums.
          • Perhaps there are no real patterns, only those that we feeble-mindedly impose.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Sentence adverbs
            • Modal adverbs
            • Uncomparable adverbs
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of perhaps for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "perhaps" is an adverb, more specifically, a sentence adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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            Definiteness: Level 8
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