US: /ˈpɑsəbəɫ/
UK: /pˈɒsəbə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

possible /'pɔsəbl/
  • tính từ
    • có thể, có thể được, có thể làm được, có thể xảy ra
      • all possible means: mọi biện pháp có thể
      • is it possible?: có thể được không?
      • this is possible of realization: điều này có thể thực hiện được
      • come as early as possible: có thể đến sớm được chừng nào thì cứ đến; đến càng sớm càng tốt
      • if possible: nếu có thể
      • it is possible [that] he knows: có thể là hắn biết
    • có thể chơi (với) được, có thể chịu đựng được
      • only one possible man among them: trong cả bọn chỉ có một cậu khả dĩ có thể chơi (với) được
  • danh từ
    • sự có thể
      • to do one's possible: làm hết sức mình
    • điểm số cao nhất có thể đạt được (tập bắn...)
      • to score a possible at 800 m: đạt điểm số cao nhất có thể được ở khoảng cách (bắn) 800 m
    • ứng cử viên có thể được đưa ra; vận động viên có thể được sắp xếp (vào đội...)

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, noun
+ adjective
1 [not usually before noun] that can be done or achieved: It is possible to get there by bus. + Would it be possible for me to leave a message for her? + This wouldn't have been possible without you. + Try to avoid losing your temper if at all possible (= if you can). + Use public transport whenever possible (= when you can). + It's just not physically possible to finish all this by the end of the week. + We spent every possible moment on the beach. + The doctors did all that was humanly possible to save him. + Expansion was made possible by the investment of government money.
2 that might exist or happen but is not certain to: a possible future president + the possible side effects of the drug + Frost is possible, although unlikely, at this time of year. + It's just possible that I gave them the wrong directions. + With the possible exception of the Beatles, no other band has become so successful so quickly. + 'Do you think he'll resign?' 'Anything's possible where he's concerned.' + 'You might be wrong, of course!' 'It's possible, but I doubt it.'
3 reasonable or acceptable in a particular situation: There are several possible explanations. + Please suggest possible ways in which you would improve the existing program.
4 used after adjectives to emphasize that sth is the best, worst, etc. of its type: It was the best possible surprise anyone could have given me. + Don't leave your packing until the last possible moment.
Idioms: as quickly, much, soon, etc. as possible as quickly, much, soon, etc. as you can: We will get your order to you as soon as possible. + Try to give as much detail as possible in your answer.
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+ noun
a person or a thing that is suitable for a particular job, purpose, etc. and might be chosen: Out of all the people interviewed, there are only five possibles.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 feasible, plausible, imaginable, conceivable, thinkable, credible, tenable, reasonable, admissible:
It is remotely possible, though improbable, that she committed the crime.
2 realizable, practicable, workable, practical, doable, achievable, attainable, reachable, accomplishable, viable, Colloq on:
In the present state of the art, a fully interactive computer, operating in real time, is still not possible.

Collocation dictionary


be, seem, sound | become | make sth
New technology has made it possible to communicate more easily.
| think sth
In those circumstances, I thought it possible to work with him.


perfectly, quite | just
It is just possible that he's still here.
| humanly
I think that what he's suggesting is not humanly possible.
| theoretically
It's theoretically possible but highly unlikely ever to happen.


as far/long/much as possible
She did as much as possible to help him.
| as quickly/soon as possible
Please come as soon as possible.
| if (at all) possible
I'd like the money back by next week if possible.

Concise English dictionary

'pɑsəbl /'pɒ-
+something that can be done
+an applicant who might be suitable
+capable of happening or existing
+existing in possibility
+capable of being imagined