HyperDic: possession

English > 7 senses of the word possession:
NOUNactpossession, ownershipthe act of having and controlling property
Topspossessionanything owned or possessed
statepossessionbeing controlled by passion or the supernatural
motivepossession, monomaniaa mania restricted to one thing or idea
locationpossessiona territory that is controlled by a ruling state
attributepossession, self-control, self-possession, willpower, will power, self-command, self-willthe trait of resolutely / resolutely controlling your own behavior
actpossession(sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)
possession > pronunciation
Soundspahzeh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > possession: 7 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of having and controlling property.
Synonymownership
Narroweractual possession(law) immediate and direct physical control over property
constructive possession(law) having the power and intention to have and control property but without direct control or actual presence upon it
criminal possession(law) possession for which criminal sanctions are provided because the property may not lawfully be possessed or may not be possessed under certain circumstances
retention, keeping, holdingThe act of retaining something
BroadercontrolThe activity of managing or exerting control over something
Spanishposesión, propiedad, tenencia
Catalanpertinença, possessió, propietat, tinença
Verbspossesshave ownership or possession of
English > possession: 7 senses > noun 2, Tops
MeaningAnything owned or possessed.
NarrowerassetsAnything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
circumstancesA person's financial situation (good or bad)
liabilitiesAnything that is owed to someone else
property, belongings, holdingSomething owned
transferred property, transferred possessionA possession whose ownership changes or lapses
treasureAny possession that is highly valued by its owner
white elephantA valuable possession whose upkeep is excessively expensive
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Spanishposesión
Catalanpossessió
English > possession: 7 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningControlled by passion or the supernatural.
Broaderenchantment, spell, tranceA psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
Spanishposesión
Catalanpossessió
English > possession: 7 senses > noun 4, motive
MeaningA mania restricted to one thing or idea.
Synonymmonomania
Broadermania, passion, cacoethesAn irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Spanishmonomanía
Catalanmonomania
English > possession: 7 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA territory that is controlled by a ruling state.
InstancesBritish Virgin IslandsMore than 40 northeastern Virgin Islands (15 inhabited)
Faroe Islands, Faeroe Islands, Faroes, FaeroesA self-governing colony that is a possession of Denmark in the Faroe Islands
French Polynesia, French OceaniaA French overseas possession in the South Pacific
Gilbert and Ellice IslandsA former British possession in Micronesia
Macao, MacauA former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea
United States Virgin Islands, American Virgin Islands, VIMore than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands
Broaderdistrict, territory, territorial dominion, dominionA region marked off for administrative or other purposes
Catalanpossessió
English > possession: 7 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningThe trait of resolutely / resolutely controlling your own behavior.
Synonymsself-control, self-possession, willpower, will power, self-command, self-will
NarrowernervesControl of your emotions
presence of mindself-control in a crisis
Broaderresoluteness, firmness, firmness of purpose, resolve, resolutionThe trait of being resolute
Spanishautocontrol, autodominio, fuerza de voluntad
Catalanautocontrol, força de voluntat
English > possession: 7 senses > noun 7, act
Meaning(sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck).
Example"they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
BroadercontrolThe activity of managing or exerting control over something

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