from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern U.S. An opossum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An opossum, a marsupial of the family Didelphidae of the Americas.
- n. Any of marsupials in several families of the order Diprotodontia of Australia and neighboring islands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An opossum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as opossum.
- To play possum; feign death.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
- n. small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
I think possum is correct in saying that the problem isn't that NASA can't estimate costs, its that the project managers will run three cost models and pick the one that they want, instead of going with the high one. (or at least justifying - with analysis - why the high model is wrong)
September 10, 2008 at 11:09 am 9. The word possum,in some parts of the universe,is actually the most horrible insult ever known.
It's a first person account of adopting a possum from a possum rescue organization.
The girls passed on along the road below, uninterested in chestnuts and "'possum" - grapes; but the boys following them ( 'Lige and some of his supporters) ran up to have a look.
There is one other creature in the world which does this, and that is the long-fingered possum, which is found in New Guinea.
The cartoon represented an old colored man who saw an opossum in a tree close to his house; he was so elated over the idea of possum and sweet potatoes that he climbed the tree.
The possum is a strange creature, having a pouch to shelter her young ones.
The collective claims VicForests is illegally cutting down old trees in the area and threatening the habitat of the endangered Leadbeater's possum, which is one of Victoria's emblems.
The opossum, colloquially known as a possum, is about the size of a domestic cat.
A common misconception about the opossum is that it is the same animal as the possum, which is actually a completely different animal from the family