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)
Synonyms: 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.
(01 Mar 1998)
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