Definitions for possible
ˈpɒs ə bəlpos·si·ble
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word possible.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Having the power to be or to be done; not contrary to the nature of things.
Etymology: possible, Fr. possibilis, Lat.
Admit all these impossibilities and great absurdities to be possible and convenient. John Whitgift.
With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. Mat. xix. 26.
All things are possible to him that believeth. Mar. ix. 23.
Firm we subsist, but possible to swerve. John Milton.
It will scarce seem possible, that God should engrave principles in men’s minds in words of uncertain signification. John Locke.
Set a pleasure tempting, and the hand of the Almighty visibly prepared to take vengeance, and tell whether it be possible for people wantonly to offend against the law. John Locke.
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.]
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.
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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
The numerical value of possible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of possible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
In no way is there any intention whatsoever to let this languish, our intention is to move forward with as much alacrity as possible.
These were focused men who were intent on joining a terrorist organization by any means possible.
A lot of people are worried that if it takes a long time to count, people are going to use that to say we cant trust the results, when in fact its the exact opposite, its taking so long because of all these security measures to make sure the count is as accurate as possible.
This is support on a government level - very expensive and very synchronized. Without the help of government bodies it would not be possible. We're talking now about the Russian Federation, everything we're seeing, everything we've intercepted in this period: 99 percent of the traces come from Russia.
This year demonstrated once again what remarkable things are possible when people come together with a plan for action and a determination to save places that matter to them.
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- possibleCatalan, Valencian
- δυνατός, πιθανός, εφικτόςGreek
- possible, faisableFrench
- posible, posíbelGalician
- संभव, मुमकिनHindi
- hægur, mögulegurIcelandic
- ありうる, 起こり得る, 可能Japanese
- méiglechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- veicams, iespējamsLatvian
- mogelijk, doenbaar, overwogen, mogelijke, denkbaar, mogelijkheid, doenlijk, haalbaar, te doenDutch
- возможный, подходящийRussian
- ostvàrljiv, izvòdiv, mȍgūć, izvòdljivSerbo-Croatian
- olası, mümkünTurkish
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