possessed
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pəˈzɛst/
Verb
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of possess
Adjective

possessed

  1. control#Verb|controlled by evil spirits.
    He was exorcised because he was thought to be possessed by the Devil.
  2. Seized by powerful emotions.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe:
      Oh, what ridiculous resolutions men take when possessed with fear!
  3. (construed with of, not comparable) Having; owning.
    The president was possessed of great wealth.
    • 1854, Dickens, Hard Times:
      'Girl number twenty unable to define a horse!' said Mr Gradgrind, for the general behoof of all the little pitchers. 'Girl number twenty possessed of no facts, in reference to one of the commonest of animals!'
Translations


This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary