What does Impossible mean?

Definitions for Impossible
ɪmˈpɒs ə bəlImpos·si·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impossibleadjective

    something that cannot be done

    "his assignment verged on the impossible"

  2. impossibleadjective

    not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with

    "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"

  3. impossible, inconceivable, out of the question, unimaginableadjective

    totally unlikely

  4. impossible, insufferable, unacceptable, unsufferableadjective

    used of persons or their behavior

    "impossible behavior"; "insufferable insolence"

Wiktionary

  1. impossiblenoun

    an impossibility

  2. impossiblenoun

    that which seems impossible

    If we work together, we can achieve the impossible!

  3. impossibleadjective

    not possible, not able to be done.

  4. impossibleadjective

    of a person, very difficult to deal with.

    You never listen to a word I say - you're impossible!

  5. Etymology: From impossible, from impossibilis, from in- + possibilis, from possum + suffix -ibilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impossibleadjective

    not possible; incapable of being done, of existing, etc.; unattainable in the nature of things, or by means at command; insuperably difficult under the circumstances; absurd or impracticable; not feasible

  2. Impossiblenoun

    an impossibility

Freebase

  1. Impossible

    "Impossible" is the 15th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. The episode was the 15th episode for the show's first season. The episode was written by Marc Cherry and Tom Spezialy and was directed by Larry Shaw. It originally aired on February 20, 2005.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impossible

    im-pos′i-bl, adj. that which cannot be done: that cannot exist: absurd, or excessively odd.—n. Impossibil′ity.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. impossible

    A hateful word, generally supplanted among good seamen by "we'll try." A thing which is impossible in law, is pronounced to be all one with a thing impossible in nature.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Impossible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1445

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Impossible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2519

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Impossible' in Adjectives Frequency: #171

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Impossible in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Impossible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Impossible in a Sentence

  1. Baron Henry Peter Brougham:

    Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.

  2. Mariana Fulger:

    I noticed that understanding truth is a difficult endeavour, many times impossible, and I continued to look for truth.

  3. Najib Mikati:

    However it is not impossible if we unite... our priority is to appease the suffering of the Lebanese people.

  4. Robert H. Goddard:

    It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

  5. Alicia Munnell:

    I’m absolutely convinced that Social Security is not an excessively generous program. It would be impossible to summon a panel of working people who felt like they were getting just what they needed from it.

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