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?

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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. Sherwin Gatchalian:

    I was advised by the president of TransCo that they have studied this type of possibility. I was advised that manual operation of transmission lines is possible. A takeover can happen, but TransCo, with their technical capability, can then manually take over, with a single switch, no electricity would be transmitted to any of our homes, our businesses,( or) any of our military facilities.

  2. Gary Owen:

    If there is any uncertainty, do not respond to requests for information, and go straight to the source to verify legitimacy if possible.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Never try till the last, try always, never hope till the last, hope always and never have faith till the last, have faith always. Simply because in reality there is never a last time, time is eternal. So let your effort, hope and faith be eternalized, make everything possible and get MickeyMized.

  4. Mary Willingham:

    I wanted to show other potential whistleblowers out there that it's possible to survive a fight with a big-money machine. I settled because I thought that it was time to get focused back on the issue of athletes and their educations -- to correct the injustice in the NCAA system.

  5. Tom Ellacott:

    The priority for these companies is to achieve cash flow neutrality and investment will be pulled back in order to achieve that where possible, while the majors have better capacity to invest through the cycle due to their financial strength, only the best projects that achieve economic hurdle rates at low prices will get the green light from the international oil companies.

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