What does possible mean?

Definitions for possible
ˈpɒs ə bəlpos·si·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possiblenoun

    something that can be done

    "politics is the art of the possible"

  2. possibleadjective

    an applicant who might be suitable

  3. possibleadjective

    capable of happening or existing

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

  4. potential, possibleadjective

    existing in possibility

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

Wiktionary

  1. possiblenoun

    A possible one

  2. possiblenoun

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

    Jones is a possible for the new opening in sales.

  3. possiblenoun

    A particular event that may happen.

  4. possibleadjective

    Able but not certain to happen; not impossible.

  5. possibleadjective

    Capable of being done or achieved; feasible.

  6. possibleadjective

    Being considered, e.g. for a position.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Possibleadjective

    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  

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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

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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. Volkswagen AG -LRB- VOWG_p:

    Volkswagen will continue to work cooperatively with the EPA on developing remedies to bring the TDI vehicles into full compliance with regulations as soon as possible. In addition, we are working with Kenneth Feinberg to develop an independent, fair and swift process for resolving private consumer claims relating to these issues, we will continue to cooperate with all government agencies investigating these matters.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Proverbs (chapter 24:16) says, when the just falls, he gets back up. That's what the scripture says. Now that implies, if you are down presently may be due to circumstances beyond your control. You shouldn't be weighed down. Rather, what you've got to do is just to get back up to your feet and then press on. Do remember this, the down fall of any human is not the end of his or her life. Yes you heard me right as usual. No matter how woefully you think you've fallen already. I am saying to you, you can still make it to the top with time. Believe you me, that's possible, unless you do think otherwise. -Emeasoba George

  3. Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi:

    We've agreed to start looking into ways to cut emissions further than the 2015 promise ... I believe, given various constraints we face, what we are submitting is the best possible outcome.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    Our position on that (measure) is firm - we oppose it - but we also oppose other things that have been floated for possible inclusion in the omnibus.

  5. Angela Merkel:

    To think that we can be at the forefront of artificial intelligence and be as restrictive as possible with data is just like wanting to rear cows without feeding them.

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