Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “possible”

possible

adjective uk   /ˈpɒs.ə.bl̩/ us    /ˈpɑː.sə-/

possible adjective (CAN ACHIEVE)

A1 able to be done or achieved, or able to exist: I can't get it all done by Friday - it's just not possible. Is it possible to buy tickets in advance? They got as far as was humanly possible (= as far as anyone could have) before turning back.
Opposite
as much, quickly, soon, etc. as possible A2 as much, quickly, soon, etc. as something can happen or be done: Please take your seats as quickly as possible. I'll go as soon as possible.

possible adjective (NOT CERTAIN)

B1 [+ (that)] that might or might not happen: It's possible (that) Mira might turn up tonight. "Do you think he'll end up in prison?" "It's very possible." That's one possible solution to the problem.
Compare
(Definition of possible from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of possible?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Possible and probable, but you might be interested in these topics from the Chance and possibility topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “possible” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More