- The definition of possible is something that can happen.
An example of possible is the chance of a high school valedictorian getting into Yale.
possible definition by Webster's New World
- that can be; capable of existing
- that can be in the future; that may or may not happen
- that can be done, known, acquired, selected, used, etc., depending on circumstances: a possible candidate
- that can happen or be; potential
- that may be done; permissible
- that may be a fact or the truth
- Informal that can be put up with; tolerable
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin possibilis ; from posse, to be able: see potent
possible definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances.
- Capable of occurring or being done without offense to character, nature, or custom.
- Capable of favorable development; potential: a possible site for the new capital.
- Of uncertain likelihood.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin possibilis, from posse, to be able; see poti- in Indo-European roots.
- posˈsi·bly adverb