What does possibly mean?

Definitions for possibly
ˈpɒs ə blipos·si·bly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. possibly, perchance, perhaps, maybe, mayhap, peradventure(adverb)

    by chance

    "perhaps she will call tomorrow"; "we may possibly run into them at the concert"; "it may peradventure be thought that there never was such a time"

  2. possibly(adverb)

    to a degree possible of achievement or by possible means

    "they can't possibly get here in time for the funeral?"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Possibly(adverb)

    in a possible manner; by possible means; especially, by extreme, remote, or improbable intervention, change, or exercise of power; by a chance; perhaps; as, possibly he may recover

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possibly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1561

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possibly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #905

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'possibly' in Adverbs Frequency: #130

How to pronounce possibly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say possibly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of possibly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of possibly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of possibly in a Sentence

  1. Helmuth von Moltke the Elder:

    Strategy is a system of makeshifts. Is is more than a science. It is bringing knowledge to bear on practical life, the further elaboration of an original guiding idea under constantly changing circumstances. It is the art of acting under the pressure of the most demanding conditions...That is why general principles, rules derived from them, and systems based on these rules cannot possibly have any value for strategy.

  2. Chief Executive Vittorio Colao:

    My prediction is that there will be commercial alliances, possibly new deals, but it's very hard to see now who with whom.

  3. Phil Flynn:

    Naturally, when prices fall that much within that short a time, you're likely to have a severe rebound as well, though speculators are possibly adding more fuel on the way up now.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Possible impossibility emerges from an impossible possibility, or possibly, impossible possibility blooms from the impossibly possible impossibility.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We will have a national emergency and we will then be sued, we'll possibly get a bad ruling, and then we'll get another bad ruling, and then we'll end up at the Supreme Court and hopefully we'll get a fair shake.

Images & Illustrations of possibly

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