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perhaps meaning

EN[pəˈhæps] [pɚˈhæps] [ˈpɹæps] [-æps]
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  • 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
          • It is true there is much to be done, and perhaps you are weak-handed; but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effects.
          • Several major ISPs have been caught red-handed (or perhaps pink-handed) making agreements with known spammers.
          • Would you like a little water, Sue? SUE. Well, perhaps a sippy. (SUE squirts some water into a paper cup.)
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Perhaps you should go next year as a "toolie", and you'll get to see for yourself.
          • Perhaps the most exciting area in evolution is in exploring how rewiring the circuitry of genes produces different arthropod appendages, or wingspots on butterflies.
          • Perhaps the wood had warped too much during the monsoon, I thought, and the lid of the old box-bed did not fit properly.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adverbs
          • Sentence adverbs
            • Modal adverbs
            • Uncomparable adverbs
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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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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