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Meaning of POSSIBLE

Pronunciation:  'pâsubul

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

POSSIBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Syn: Practicable; likely. See {Practicable}.

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