Definitions for: Possible


[n] something that can be done; "politics is the art of the possible"
[n] an applicant who might be suitable
[adj] existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear poser"
[adj] capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"
[adj] possible to conceive or imagine; "that is one possible answer"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pos"si*ble, a. [F., fr. L. possibilis, fr. posse to
be able, to have power; potis able, capable + esse to be. See
Potent, Am, and cf. Host a landlord.]
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.

With God all things are possible. --Matt. xix.
26.

Syn: Practicable; likely. See Practicable.

Synonyms: accomplishable, achievable, affirmable, allegeable, assertable, attainable, attemptable, come-at-able, conceivable, contingent, doable, feasible, fermentable, getable, gettable, imaginable, latent, mathematical, potential, practicable, realizable, researchable, viable, workable

Antonyms: actual, existent, impossible

See Also: applicant, applier, likely, opening, possibility, possible action, practical, realistic, thinkable

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