What does possible mean?

Definitions for possible
ˈpɒs ə bəlpos·si·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possible(noun)

    something that can be done

    "politics is the art of the possible"

  2. possible(adj)

    an applicant who might be suitable

  3. possible(adj)

    capable of happening or existing

    "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"

  4. potential, possible(adj)

    existing in possibility

    "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"

Wiktionary

  1. possible(Noun)

    A possible one

  2. possible(Noun)

    A possible choice, notably someone being considered for a position.

    Jones is a possible for the new opening in sales.

  3. possible(Noun)

    A particular event that may happen.

  4. possible(Adjective)

    Able but not certain to happen; not impossible.

  5. possible(Adjective)

    Capable of being done or achieved; feasible.

  6. possible(Adjective)

    Being considered, e.g. for a position.

    Jones and Smith are both possible for the opening in sales.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Possible(adj)

    capable of existing or occurring, or of being conceived or thought of; able to happen; capable of being done; not contrary to the nature of things; -- sometimes used to express extreme improbability; barely able to be, or to come to pass; as, possibly he is honest, as it is possible that Judas meant no wrong

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Possible

    pos′i-bl, adj. that may be or happen: that may be done: not contrary to the nature of things.—n. Possibil′ity, state of being possible: that which is possible: a contingency.—adv. Poss′ibly. [Fr.,—L. possibilisposse, to be able.]

Editors Contribution

  1. possible

    Capable of being created in order of priority.

    The possible product was being created and they decided the most fair & just solution was to work in unity with each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 24, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #235

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #587

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Adjectives Frequency: #19

How to pronounce possible?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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How to say possible in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of possible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of possible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of possible in a Sentence

  1. Robert Yi:

    We are primarily focused on M&A deals for companies that would be good fits to Samsung's current businesses, and we believe that know-how and experience accrued from such transactions will make bigger M&A deals possible going forward.

  2. Kyle Thiem:

    For Georgia, we're expecting two possible waves of activity: the first will be in the afternoon on Sunday as a warm front moves through the area, the second wave of storms will likely come through overnight as the main system moves eastward.

  3. Phin Ziebell:

    It isn't yet possible to get a full picture, hundreds, perhaps thousands of cattle will have been lost. We have to wait for the full assessment but the impact will be devastating.

  4. James Branch Cabell:

    The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds and the pessimist fears this is true.

  5. Arthur C. Clarke:

    The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Images & Illustrations of possible

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