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
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Souvent dans la vie, vous avez à travailler sur les deux fronts, traiter objectivement des locaux diamétralement opposés, puis arriver à la meilleure solution. l'ouverture d'esprit vous permet d'être un réaliste qui est également optimiste à cœur. Aussi étrange que cela puisse paraître, vous espérez pour le mieux, et attendent aussi le pire dans le même temps. Vous opérez dans le monde réel avec la meilleure attitude positive, tout en comprenant parfaitement bien ce qui est pratiquement possible dans une situation donnée. Cette combinaison synergique d'optimisme réaliste (ou réalisme optimiste) peut vous aider à faire face à des problèmes d'une manière efficace et positive, à mon avis, surtout pendant les phases difficiles dans la vie.

  2. Justin Trudeau:

    I am - even more than I was with steel and aluminum - trying to figure out where a possible national security connection is, taking that a step further into autos seems to me to be on even flimsier logical grounds.

  3. Silje Wolff:

    The dream of every astronaut is to be able to eat fresh food like strawberries, cherry tomatoes or anything thats really flavorful, someday that will certainly be possible. We envision a greenhouse with several varieties of vegetables.

  4. Darren Wright:

    If you make one arrest, that could agitate the crowd and make things worse, if they're not creating violence at the moment and they're not destroying property, we have time on our hands, and we want to try to keep it as peaceful as possible.

  5. Joan Salge Blake:

    (people) need help in knowing what a healthy diet is and to make it as easy as possible, you need to be able to see 'I need this many servings of this group and that group' and understand what the plate should look like.

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