possible

  • 1possible — [ pɔsibl ] adj. et n. m. • 1265; lat. imp. possibilis I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ (Activités, réalités humaines) Qui peut exister, qu on peut faire. ⇒ concevable, envisageable, faisable, réalisable. Nous avons fait tout ce qui est humainement possible pour le… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2possible — Possible. adj. de tout genre. Qui peut estre, ou qui peut se faire. Ce que vous dites est possible. cela est difficile, mais pourtant possible. quelques uns tiennent que la pierre philosophale est possible. les estres possibles. est il possible… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3possible — Possible, Possibilis, Quintil. Autant qu il est possible, Quoad potest. S il t est possible, Siquid poteris. Il n en ira pas ainsi, Il n est pas possible, Non sic futurum est, Non potest. Il n est pas possible de leur aider si facilement, Non tam …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 4possible — 1 Possible, practicable, feasible can mean capable of being realized. Possible is used to dispel doubt that something may or does occur or exist or may come to exist {the regime of religious toleration has become possible only because we have… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5possible — [päs′ə bəl] adj. [OFr < L possibilis < posse, to be able: see POTENT] 1. that can be; capable of existing 2. that can be in the future; that may or may not happen 3. a) that can be done, known, acquired, selected, used, etc., depending on… …

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  • 6Possible — Pos si*ble, a. [F., fr. L. possibilis, fr. posse to be able, to have power; potis able, capable + esse to be. See {Potent}, {Am}, and cf. {Host} a landlord.] Capable of existing or occurring, or of being conceived or thought of; able to happen;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7possible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) capable of existing, happening, or being achieved. 2) that may be so, but that is not certain or probable. ► NOUN 1) a possible candidate for a job or member of a team. 2) (the possible) that which is likely or achievable. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8possible — I adjective achievable, anticipated, apt, attainable, believable, capable, cogitable, conceivable, credible, feasible, grantable, imaginable, liable, likely, obtainable, performable, plausible, potential, probable, promising, rational, realizable …

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  • 9possible — c.1300, from L. possibilis that can be done, from posse be able (see POTENT (Cf. potent)) …

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  • 10possible — [adj] likely, attainable accessible, achievable, adventitious, advisable, available, breeze*, can do*, cinch, conceivable, credible, dependent, desirable, doable, dormant, duck soup*, easy as pie*, expedient, feasible, fortuitous, hopeful,… …

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  • 11possible — (po si bl ) adj. 1°   Qui peut être, qui peut se faire. Il est possible que cela se fasse. Il est possible de faire cela. •   Est il possible que nous travaillions à la structure et à la cadence d une période, comme s il y allait de notre vie ?,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12possible — pos|si|ble1 W1S1 [ˈpɔsıbəl US ˈpa: ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin possibilis, from posse to be able ] 1.) if something is possible, it can be done or achieved ≠ ↑impossible ▪ Is it possible to get tickets for the game? ▪ It might …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13possible — [[t]pɒ̱sɪb(ə)l[/t]] ♦ possibles 1) ADJ: usu v link ADJ, oft it v link ADJ to inf If it is possible to do something, it can be done. If it is possible to find out where your brother is, we shall... Everything is possible if we want it enough...… …

    English dictionary

  • 14possible — pos|si|ble1 [ pasəbl ] adjective *** 1. ) if something is possible it can be done: The task will not be possible without access to the Internet. it is possible to do something: It is possible to see as far as the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15possible — I UK [ˈpɒsəb(ə)l] / US [ˈpɑsəb(ə)l] adjective *** 1) if something is possible, it can be done The task will not be possible without access to the Internet. it is possible to do something: It is possible to see as far as Corsica on a clear day.… …

    English dictionary

  • 16possible — 1 adjective 1 able to be done or likely to happen or exist: Accidents are always possible in this kind of situation. | Sony and Showscan are discussing possible joint projects. | it is possible to do sth: Is it possible to predict what will… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17POSSIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui peut être, ou qui peut se faire. Ce que vous dites est possible. Cela est difficile, mais cependant possible. Il a éprouvé tous les malheurs possibles. Cela est dans les choses possibles. Est il possible que cela soit?… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18POSSIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui peut être, ou qui peut se faire. Ce que vous dites est possible. Cela est difficile, mais cependant possible. Les êtres possibles. Il a éprouve tous les malheurs possibles. Cela est dans les choses possibles. Est il… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 19possible — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ New technology has made it possible to communicate more easily. ▪ …

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  • 20possible*/*/*/ — [ˈpɒsəb(ə)l] adj 1) able to be done, or capable of happening or being true Ant: impossible The task will not be possible without access to the Internet.[/ex] We need to avoid delay if at all possible.[/ex] I relax with a good book whenever… …

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