adverb pos·si·bly \-blē\

—used to say something might happen, exist, or be true but is not certain

—used to show shock or surprise at something

—used to ask for something politely

Full Definition of POSSIBLY

:  in a possible manner :  by any possibility <that's all she could possibly do>
:  by merest chance :  perhaps <possibly he will recover>
:  it is possible or imaginable :  conceivably <a political libel which may possibly damage me — G. B. Shaw>

Examples of POSSIBLY

  1. <he may possibly recover after such a serious mistake, but it doesn't seem likely>

First Known Use of POSSIBLY

14th century
POSSIBLY Defined for Kids


adverb pos·si·bly \ˈpä-sə-blē\

Definition of POSSIBLY for Kids

:  by any possibility <That cannot possibly be true.>
:  by chance :  perhaps <Possibly it will rain.>


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