What does Impossible mean?

Definitions for Impossibleɪmˈpɒs ə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Impossible.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impossible(adj)

    something that cannot be done

    "his assignment verged on the impossible"

  2. impossible(adj)

    not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with

    "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"

  3. impossible, inconceivable, out of the question, unimaginable(adj)

    totally unlikely

  4. impossible, insufferable, unacceptable, unsufferable(adj)

    used of persons or their behavior

    "impossible behavior"; "insufferable insolence"


  1. impossible(Noun)

    an impossibility

  2. impossible(Noun)

    that which seems impossible

    If we work together, we can achieve the impossible!

  3. impossible(Adjective)

    not possible, not able to be done.

  4. impossible(Adjective)

    of a person, very difficult to deal with.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impossible(adj)

    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. Impossible(noun)

    an impossibility


  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.

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mohammed Ali:

    Impossible is nothing.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Without love, life is impossible.

  3. Eduardo Paes:

    Nothing is impossible in politics.

  4. Dorothea Broude:

    Act as if were impossible to fail.

  5. Steve Mowle:

    Being a full-time GP is impossible.

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