from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances.
- adj. Capable of occurring or being done without offense to character, nature, or custom.
- adj. Capable of favorable development; potential: a possible site for the new capital.
- adj. Of uncertain likelihood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able but not certain to happen; not impossible.
- adj. Capable of being done or achieved; feasible.
- adj. Being considered, e.g. for a position.
- n. A possible one
- n. A possible choice, notably someone being considered for a position.
- n. A particular event that may happen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of existing or occurring, or of being conceived or thought of; able to happen; capable of being done; not contrary to the nature of things; -- sometimes used to express extreme improbability; barely able to be, or to come to pass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be; not known not to be true; not known not to be true in some hypothetical state of information.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that can be done
- adj. capable of happening or existing
- n. an applicant who might be suitable
- adj. existing in possibility
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin possibilis, from posse, to be able.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin possibilis ("possible"), from Latin posse ("to be able"); see power. (Wiktionary)