Definition of possible
1a : being within the limits of ability, capacity, or realization <a possible but difficult task>b : being what may be conceived, be done, or occur according to nature, custom, or manners <the best possible care> <the worst possible circumstance>
2a : being something that may or may not occur <a possible surprise visit>b : being something that may or may not be true or actual <possible explanation>
3 : having an indicated potential <a possible housing site>
Examples of possible in a sentence
Advances in medicine have made it possible for people to live longer.
It is possible that she decided not to join us.
We tried to spend as little money as possible.
It is not physically possible to do everything you have planned in one day.
The weather report warned of possible thunderstorms tonight.
Thunderstorms are possible but not probable tonight.
The highest possible score is 100.
What possible good can it do to argue?
He is in the worst possible situation.
It is possible that life exists on other planets.
Synonym Discussion of possible
POSSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of possible for English Language Learners
: able to be done
: able to happen or exist
: able or suited to be or to become something specified
POSSIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of possible for Students
1 : able to be done <Call whenever possible.>
2 : able to happen or exist <A storm is possible.>
3 : able or suited to be or to become <I have a possible solution.>
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