something that can be done
"politics is the art of the possible"
an applicant who might be suitable
capable of happening or existing
"a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
existing in possibility
"a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"
A possible one
A possible choice, notably someone being considered for a position.
Jones is a possible for the new opening in sales.
A particular event that may happen.
Able but not certain to happen; not impossible.
Capable of being done or achieved; feasible.
Being considered, e.g. for a position.
Jones and Smith are both possible for the opening in sales.
capable of existing or occurring, or of being conceived or thought of; able to happen; capable of being done; not contrary to the nature of things; -- sometimes used to express extreme improbability; barely able to be, or to come to pass; as, possibly he is honest, as it is possible that Judas meant no wrong
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pos′i-bl, adj. that may be or happen: that may be done: not contrary to the nature of things.—n. Possibil′ity, state of being possible: that which is possible: a contingency.—adv. Poss′ibly. [Fr.,—L. possibilis—posse, to be able.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #235
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #587
Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Adjectives Frequency: #19
The numerical value of possible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of possible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible; life in a palace is possible; therefore even in a palace a right life is possible.
There is one rule for the industrialist and that is Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
We are no longer in a situation where just cutting emissions is enough. We also need to adapt to climate change where possible, and where it isn't possible, countries need to be compensated in some way.
A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large-and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance.
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Translations for possible
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- possibleCatalan, Valencian
- πιθανός, δυνατός, εφικτόςGreek
- possible, faisableFrench
- posíbel, posibleGalician
- संभव, मुमकिनHindi
- mögulegur, hægurIcelandic
- ありうる, 可能, 起こり得るJapanese
- méiglechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- veicams, iespējamsLatvian
- mogelijkheid, mogelijk, mogelijke, denkbaar, overwogen, doenlijk, doenbaar, te doen, haalbaarDutch
- возможный, подходящийRussian
- ostvàrljiv, izvòdiv, izvòdljiv, mȍgūćSerbo-Croatian
- mümkün, olasıTurkish
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