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Possible

possible

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; as, possibly he is honest, as it is possible that judas meant no wrong. With god all things are possible. (Matt. Xix. 26)

Synonym: practicable, likely. See Practicable.

Origin: 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.


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