HyperDic: possible

English > 4 senses of the word possible:
ADJECTIVEallpossiblecapable of happening / happening or existing
allpossible, potentialexisting in possibility
NOUNcognitionpossiblesomething that can be done
person possiblean applicant who might be suitable
possible > pronunciation
Soundspaa'sahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > possible: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcapable of happening / happening or existing.
Examples
  • "a breakthrough may be possible next year"
  • "anything is possible"
  • "warned of possible consequences"
Attribute ofpossibility, possiblenesscapability of existing or happening / happening / happening or being true
Narroweraccomplishable, achievable, doable, manageable, realizablecapable of existing or taking place or proving true
affirmable, assertablecapable of being affirmed or asserted
attainable, come-at-ablecapable of being attained or accomplished
contingentpossible but not certain to occur
feasible, executable, practicable, viable, workablecapable of being done with means / means at hand and circumstances as they are
mathematicalstatistically possible though highly improbable
See alsolikelyHas a good chance of being the case or of coming about
practicalconcerned with actual use or practice
realisticAware or expressing awareness of things as they really are
thinkablecapable of being conceived or imagined or considered
Oppositeimpossiblenot capable of occurring or being accomplished / accomplished or dealt with
Spanishposible
Catalanpossible
Nounspossibility, possiblenesscapability of existing or happening / happening / happening or being true
Adverbspossiblyto a degree possible of achievement or by possible means
English > possible: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExisting in possibility.
Example "possible uses of nuclear power"
Synonympotential
Attribute ofpotential, potentiality, potencyThe inherent capacity for coming into being
Narrowerlatentpotentially existing but not presently evident / evident or realized
Oppositeactual, existentpresently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
Spanishposible, potencial
Catalanpossible, potencial
Nounspossibilitya possible alternative
possibilitya future prospect or potential
possiblenesscapability of existing or happening / happening / happening or being true
English > possible: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething that can be done.
Example"politics is the art of the possible"
Broaderpossibility, possible action, openingA possible alternative
English > possible: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn applicant who might be suitable.
Broaderapplicant, applierA person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment / employment or admission

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