Word Focus

focusing on words and literature

Definitions and Synonyms of possible | Another word for possible | What is possible?

Definition 1: something that can be done - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where possible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • politics is the art of the possible

(possible is a kind of ...) a possible alternative

"bankruptcy is always a possibility"

Definition 2: an applicant who might be suitable - [noun denoting person]

(possible is a kind of ...) a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

Definition 3: capable of happening or existing - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where possible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a breakthrough may be possible next year
  • anything is possible
  • warned of possible consequences

(possible is similar to ...) possible but not certain to occur

"they had to plan for contingent expenses"

(possible is similar to ...) capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do

(possible is similar to ...) capable of being affirmed or asserted

"a quality affirmable of every member of the family"

(possible is similar to ...) capable of being attained or accomplished

"choose an attainable goal" "art is not something that is come-at-able by dint of study"

(possible is similar to ...) capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

(possible is similar to ...) statistically possible though highly improbable

"have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs"

(means also ...) aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

"a realistic description" "a realistic view of the possibilities" "a realistic appraisal of our chances" "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

(means also ...) concerned with actual use or practice

"he is a very practical person" "the idea had no practical application" "a practical knowledge of Japanese" "woodworking is a practical art"

(means also ...) capable of being conceived or imagined or considered

(means also ...) has a good chance of being the case or of coming about

"these services are likely to be available to us all before long" "she is likely to forget" "a likely place for a restaurant" "the broken limb is likely to fall" "rain is likely" "a likely topic for investigation" "likely candidates for the job"

(... are attributes of possible) capability of existing or happening or being true

"there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"

Definition 4: existing in possibility - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where possible or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a potential problem
  • possible uses of nuclear power

Synonyms for possible in the sense of this definition

(possible is similar to ...) potentially existing but not presently evident or realized

"a latent fingerprint" "latent talent"

(... are attributes of possible) the inherent capacity for coming into being

More words

Another word for possibility

Another word for posset

Another word for possessor

Another word for possessiveness

Another word for possessively

Another word for possible action

Another word for possibleness

Another word for possibly

Another word for possum

Another word for possum haw

Other word for possum haw

possum haw meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce possum haw