Meaning of POSSIBLE in English


■ adjective

1》 capable of existing, happening, or being achieved.

2》 that may exist or happen, but that is not certain or probable.

↘potential: a ~ future customer.

■ noun

1》 a ~ candidate for a job or member of a team.

2》 ( the ~ ) that which is likely or achievable.

3》 the highest ~ score, especially in a shooting competition.


ME: from OFr., or from L. possibilis , from posse 'be able'.

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