something that can be done
"politics is the art of the possible"
an applicant who might be suitable
capable of happening or existing
"a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
existing in possibility
"a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"
A possible one
A possible choice, notably someone being considered for a position.
Jones is a possible for the new opening in sales.
A particular event that may happen.
Able but not certain to happen; not impossible.
Capable of being done or achieved; feasible.
Being considered, e.g. for a position.
Jones and Smith are both possible for the opening in sales.
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
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. possibilis—posse, to be able.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #235
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Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #587
Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Adjectives Frequency: #19
How to say possible in sign language?
The numerical value of possible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of possible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- possibleCatalan, Valencian
- πιθανός, δυνατός, εφικτόςGreek
- possible, faisableFrench
- posíbel, posibleGalician
- संभव, मुमकिनHindi
- mögulegur, hægurIcelandic
- ありうる, 可能, 起こり得るJapanese
- méiglechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- veicams, iespējamsLatvian
- mogelijkheid, mogelijk, mogelijke, denkbaar, overwogen, doenlijk, doenbaar, te doen, haalbaarDutch
- возможный, подходящийRussian
- ostvàrljiv, izvòdiv, izvòdljiv, mȍgūćSerbo-Croatian
- mümkün, olasıTurkish
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