What does possessed mean?

Definitions for possessed
pəˈzɛstpos·sessed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obsessed, possessed(p)(adj)

    influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion

    "by love possessed"

  2. amuck, amok, berserk, demoniac, demoniacal, possessed(p)(adj)

    frenzied as if possessed by a demon

    "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"

Wiktionary

  1. possessed(Adjective)

    controlled by evil spirits

    He was exorcised because he was thought to be possessed by the Devil.

  2. possessed(Adjective)

    seized by powerful emotions

  3. possessed(Adjective)

    having, owning

    The president was possessed of great wealth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Possessed

    of Possess

Freebase

  1. Possessed

    Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. After breaking up in 1987, and briefly reforming from 1990 to 1993, the band reformed under original bassist/vocalist Jeff Becerra in 2007, and has a new album in the works.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of possessed in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of possessed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of possessed in a Sentence

  1. Simon Shaw:

    Modigliani creates a new kind of nude for the modern era, typically there's been a distance between the viewer of a nude and the way that the nude is represented. Here Modigliani puts them on a level. If you look at her gaze, the way she is meeting yours, she is very erotic, but she's very confident, she's very self-possessed in her sexuality, and that's something incredibly new.

  2. Sara Teasdale:

    No one worth possessing Can be quite possessed.

  3. Anais Nin:

    If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.

  4. Socrates:

    Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

  5. Walter Bagehot:

    War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations.

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