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. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. impossible(Noun)

    an impossibility

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

  2. impossible(Noun)

    that which seems impossible

    If we work together, we can achieve the impossible!

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

  3. impossible(Adjective)

    not possible, not able to be done.

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

  4. impossible(Adjective)

    of a person, very difficult to deal with.

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

    Etymology: 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

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

How to pronounce impossible?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say impossible in sign language?

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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. Sunny Mathew Cheruthanniyil:

    It is absolutely impossible to be a rich Christian " Because he does not follow Jesus.Jesus answered, Mark 12:30 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

  2. Ihor Zastavnyi:

    All this was not in vain. It's impossible even to think like this, when a person wants to give everything and devote himself to something, as did the Heavenly Hundred, it can't be for nothing.

  3. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere:

    It is impossible for Germany to take in all the refugees from the world's crisis regions. And this especially applies to those people not from Syria who are coming here for a better life.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    To transform a grimace into a sound sounds impossible, yet it is possible to transform a vision into music, to go outside an enslaved personality, to become impersonal by transforming into sand, into water, into light.

  5. Venice Film Festival:

    'Everest' documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind, their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Images & Illustrations of impossible

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