Synonyms and Antonyms of possession

  1. 1 the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal a student who was found to have several overdue library books in his possession Synonyms control, enjoyment, hands, keeping Related Words ownership, proprietorship; authority, command, dominion, mastery, power; repossession, retention; claiming, collaring, commandeering, confiscation, procurement Near Antonyms dispossession, relinquishment, surrendering, transferal Antonyms nonpossession

  2. 2 possessions pl  transportable items that one owns we packed up all of our possessions and excitedly moved into a new house Synonyms belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, plunder [chiefly dialect], stuff, things Related Words treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateral Near Antonyms immovables, real estate

  3. 3 the act or fact of residing in a place squatters had established possession in the abandoned warehouse Synonyms habitation, occupation, occupancy, residencyRelated Words tenancy, tenantry; ownership, proprietorship; trespassNear Antonyms dispossession, ejection, ejectment; vacancy; vacating, vacation

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