1. Appearance; show; sign; expression. "What of his heart perceive you in his face By any likelihood he showed to-day ?" (Shak)

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.

Origin: Likely + -hood.

(01 Mar 1998)