What does impossible mean?

Definitions for impossible
ɪmˈpɒs ə bəlim·pos·si·ble

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

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. Bam Margera:

    My ‘family ‘Jackass’ has betrayed me, abandoned me, rejected me. Not all of them. I love all of them and they love me back. But it's specifically Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville so I feel like my family has f--king done everything horrible to me and made me jump through hoops and walk on eggshells, which is impossible, and strung me along like a f--king puppet to get the $5 million that I usually get when I make a movie with them.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It is almost impossible to become a pious person, without having any self-interest left within you.

  3. Neesa Medina:

    They don't realize that it's impossible to stop the future.

  4. Buzz Aldrin:

    Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module. For the 50th anniversary of the landing, Omega issued a limited edition Speedmaster watch, a tribute to the one that Buzz Aldrin wore to the moon. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) I prefaced desolate with magnificent, because of humanitys reaching outward and accomplishing something that people thought was impossible, Buzz Aldrin said. They dreamed of somehow reaching the moon. And to demonstrate, to be a part of demonstrating this miracle was magnificent. On July 16, 1969, Buzz Aldrin, along with mission commander Neil Armstrong and command module pilot Michael Collins, launched from Kennedy Space Center atop a Saturn V rocket. Four days later, Neil Armstrong made history when Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. Aldrinexited thelunar module 19 minutes after Neil Armstrong. The famed astronaut joked about being second during his interview. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT I will forever, no matter what I do, be known as the second man on the moon, he quipped. In this July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) Why does it bother you to be a second man to walk on the moon ? Youre one of a dozen men who had that incredible role, Cavuto asked in a follow-up question. Well, people love being vice president, dont they ? No, Buzz Aldrin responded with a chuckle. APOLLO 11S EPIC MISSION TO THE MOON IN PICTURES Does it bother me ? Yeah, it does a little bit, Buzz Aldrin continued. Why ? Because that isnt the way I would have described what this country did with two human beings landing on the moon and then deciding who was going to go out. We did things together as a team. The famous astronaut also recalls his famous steps across the surface of the moon and how he was well aware that the world was watching. Right near the end of our period out there Buzz Aldrin was doing something with the rock boxes -- I knew where the TV camera was, and I jumped up and down and pranced around to demonstrate the mobility that a person has, he said. So I was demonstrating for the people watching on TVintentionally showing them the varieties of kangaroo hop of turning. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT During his sit-down with Cavuto, Buzz Aldrin also recollected the experience of looking back at Earth while on the surface of the Moon. [ You ] look up there, theres the earth. It looks small when its up there. If you look close, you may be able to see the ice over a pole, he said. If you look at your Omega watch, you may be able to tell what time it is in Houston. Buzz Aldrin also talked about the political significance of their mission to the moon, coming as it did duringthe space race with Russia atthe height of the Cold War. APOLLO 11 : THE BOOK THAT LANDED MAN ON THE MOON COULD SELL FOR $ 9 MILLION I do a lot of thinking today -- about somebody who had -- the guts to see that we were being outshone -- outshined in the Cold War by the Soviet Union, and to say, What can we do ?

  5. RVM:

    What is a Miracle? It is something that was once thought Impossible but became Possible with FAITH.

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