Definition of possible
1a : being within the limits of ability, capacity, or realization a possible but difficult taskb : 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 visitb : 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.
Recent Examples of possible from the Web
The measure also says any city employee who fails to immediately report any allegation of child abuse may be disciplined, including possible termination.
Owner Jerry Jones even softened his stance on a possible suspension on Tuesday.
An Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer after the officers heard a loud sound near their squad car, according to information released Tuesday by Minnesota investigators.
Mike Thompson, city administrator, said that Foley is looking for a possible third party to operate the events center, and proposals are expected to be returned to his office before the end of the month.
Still, Cersei is convinced Sansa helped Tyrion kill Joffrey, so don’t expect this possible reunion to be a happy one. 5.
McCullum and Brown-Louis are now facing five and twenty years respectively, as well as possible fines.
Yet each group keeps to itself, rather than spying a chance to seek new friendships and possible mates.
In a move that could help speed up a power-plant project in Broward County, state regulators Thursday approved a proposal that will exempt Florida Power & Light from seeking possible alternatives to the project.
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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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