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
A marginal risk means isolated severe storms will be possible.
The league wants to smooth out the schedule to provide more days between games when possible.
Development is possible Wednesday night and Thursday, and a depression is likely to form before conditions become less conducive on Friday, according to Jack Beven, a senior hurricane specialist.
A new travel option between Los Angeles and San Francisco aims to make that nap as easy and comfortable as possible.
Pending her possible interment alongside Voltaire and Zola in the Paris Pantheon (for which a campaign is under way), her last great honour was to become a member—
An autopsy to determine the baby's age, gender and possible cause of death was to be performed Tuesday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
A target launch date has not been announced, but NASA mentioned their target asteroid, Didymos, will be making distant approaches to Earth in 2022 and 2024, suggesting a launch soon enough to hit the asteroid in the early 2020s is possible.
A few showers and thunderstorms are possible, mainly during the afternoon and evening.
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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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