possible
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɒsɪbl̩/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɑsəbl̩/
Adjective

possible (comparative possibler, superlative possiblest)

  1. (usually, not comparable) Able but not certain to happen; neither inevitable nor impossible.
    Synonyms: futurable, Thesaurus:possible
    Antonyms: certain, inevitable, impossible
    Rain tomorrow is possible, but I wouldn't bet on it.
    It's not just possible, it's probable.
  2. (comparable) Capable of being done or achieved; feasible.
    Synonyms: achievable, doable, viable
    Antonyms: impossible
    It's possible for anyone to learn to pay the bagpipes.
  3. Being considered, e.g. for a position.
    Jones and Smith are both possible for the opening in sales.
  4. Apparently valid, likely, plausible.
    Synonyms: likely, plausible
    Antonyms: implausible
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: möglich
  • Russian: подходя́щий
Noun

possible (plural possibles)

  1. A possible one.
  2. (colloquial, rare) A possible choice, notably someone being considered for a position.
    Jones is a possible for the new opening in sales.
  3. (rare) A particular event that may happen.
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