What does possession mean?

Definitions for possession
pəˈzɛʃ ənpos·ses·sion

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. possession, ownership(noun)

    the act of having and controlling property

  2. possession(noun)

    anything owned or possessed

  3. possession(noun)

    being controlled by passion or the supernatural

  4. monomania, possession(noun)

    a mania restricted to one thing or idea

  5. possession(noun)

    a territory that is controlled by a ruling state

  6. self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, will power, self-command, self-will(noun)

    the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

  7. possession(noun)

    (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)

    "they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"

Wiktionary

  1. possession(Noun)

    Something that someone possesses, but to which he does not necessarily have private property rights.

    Etymology: From possessio (Gen: possessionis)

  2. possession(Noun)

    Control or occupancy of something for which one does not necessarily have private property rights.

    Etymology: From Latin possessiō, possessiōnis.

  3. possession(Noun)

    Something that is owned.

    The car quickly became his most prized possession.

    Etymology: From Latin possessiō, possessiōnis.

  4. possession(Noun)

    Ownership; taking, holding, keeping something as one's own.

    The car is in my possession.

    Etymology: From Latin possessiō, possessiōnis.

  5. possession(Noun)

    A territory under the rule of another country.

    Réunion is the largest of France's overseas possessions.

    Etymology: From Latin possessiō, possessiōnis.

  6. possession(Noun)

    The condition or affliction of being possessed by a demon or other supernatural entity.

    Back then, people with psychiatric disorders were sometimes thought to be victims of demonic possession.

    Etymology: From Latin possessiō, possessiōnis.

  7. possession(Noun)

    The condition of being under the control of strong emotion or madness.

    Etymology: From Latin possessiō, possessiōnis.

  8. possession(Noun)

    Control of the ball; the opportunity to be on the offensive.

    The scoreboard shows a little football symbol next to the name of the team that has possession.

    Etymology: From Latin possessiō, possessiōnis.

  9. possession(Noun)

    A disposal of the ball during a game, i.e. a kick or a handball.

    Defender Colin O'Riordan had 41 possessions in the NEAFL last week to continue his outstanding form, while Ryan Clarke had 47 in the Swans' big loss to Brisbane.

    Etymology: From Latin possessiō, possessiōnis.

  10. possession(Noun)

    A syntactic relationship between two nouns or nominals that may be used to indicate ownership.

    Some languages distinguish between a construction like 'my car', which shows alienable possession — the car could become someone else's — and one like 'my foot', which has inalienable possession — my foot will always be mine.

    Etymology: From Latin possessiō, possessiōnis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Possession(noun)

    the act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own

    Etymology: [F. possession, L. possessio.]

  2. Possession(noun)

    the having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful

    Etymology: [F. possession, L. possessio.]

  3. Possession(noun)

    the thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions

    Etymology: [F. possession, L. possessio.]

  4. Possession(noun)

    the state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession

    Etymology: [F. possession, L. possessio.]

  5. Possession(verb)

    to invest with property

    Etymology: [F. possession, L. possessio.]

Freebase

  1. Possession

    In law, possession is the control a person intentionally exercises toward a thing. In all cases, to possess something, a person must have an intention to possess it. A person may be in possession of some property. Like ownership, the possession of things is commonly regulated by states under property law.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. possession

    To take possession, is the act of occupying any post, camp, fortress, etc., which might facilitate the operations of an army, or which previously belonged to the enemy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possession' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3364

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possession' in Nouns Frequency: #1180

How to pronounce possession?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say possession in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of possession in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of possession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of possession in a Sentence

  1. Attorney Jawaid Iqbal Jafree:

    Her Majesty the Queen will rise in the highest public interest … with facilitating honest disposal and transferring the possession of the Koh-i-Noor diamond which was illegally taken.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Ungratefulness is a habitual act of being unappreciative or unthankful for something done for oneself or for someone else. Have you been ungrateful or grateful all the while? However, you should be grateful to everyone for everything. But most importantly, you ought to be more grateful to God (Almighty) from whom all blessings flow. Moreover, every good and perfect thing you have at your possession now came from him (James 1:17). Although, he gave them to you through humans. Nevertheless, regardless of any intermediary involved. You've got to be grateful to him (God). For, without him in your life, work, career, business and what have you? You cannot and will never be successful. So come on, be grateful to God at all times. Because, it pays to be grateful. -Emeasoba George

  3. The FAA:

    The cockpit voice recorder( CVR) and flight data recorder( FDR) information have been downloaded from the units and are in possession of the Ethiopian authorities.

  4. The US:

    As for how we know, the equipment used is unknown to be in the Houthi arsenal, the intelligence community has high confidence that these were not weapons that would have been in the possession of the Houthis. That's probably the most important piece of information.

  5. Korean Sangyup Lee:

    For decades, luxury brands such as Bentley, Aston Martin and Maserati have been about possession, in the future, as disruptive technologies kick in, luxury is going to be about experience. People are going to look for a special experience rather than something special to own.

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