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.]
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'possible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #235
Written Corpus Frequency
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
Due to the global slowdown and impact from the trade war, our exports will continue to fall and it's possible they may post zero growth for the year.
It is just kind of a waiting game, we are waiting to see if there is going to be any stimulus attached to this funding bill, even though we know the vaccine is imminent, it is kind of this weird period where we are waiting on emergency use approval and possible rollout by the end of the week.
Those are very low numbers, it is possible that producers could wait six months to drill after obtaining a permit, which could impact production into May or June.
When we were asked by the UN to write a song, we wanted to write one that reminds us that having ownership of our world means taking care of it, not using it and abusing it, it is our hope that this song will support the politicians who are fighting for these changes and will rally people everywhere to take it personally and get involved in solutions, and also to encourage young people that protecting our planet is worthwhile and possible.
Publishing details about the whistleblower will only lead to identification of someone, whether our client or the wrong person, as the whistleblower. This will place this individual in a much more dangerous situation, not only in their professional world but also their possible personal safety.
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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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