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.