Origin of possibility
Synonyms for possibilitySee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for possibilityprospect, risk, probability, circumstance, hazard, incident, action, opportunity, hope, fortuity, shot, occurrence, potentiality, prayer, instance, play, fling, plausibility, break, fluke
Examples from the Web for possibility
Contemporary Examples of possibility
The possibility that the same outcome could happen another way -- namely a guy asks me out -- keeps me from taking action.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
This suggests that places combining—but also maintaining—place and possibility have a lot to offer people.
This is a testament to the fundamental human—and American—desire to combine place and possibility.
But the way that Texas combines place and possibility will not be appealing to everyone.
According to League, Alamo Drafthouse was actively working with Sony on Monday on the possibility of screening The Interview.The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters
December 23, 2014
Historical Examples of possibility
But things are unbearable just until we have them to bear; their possibility comes with them.
Difficulties to conquer can only exist side by side with the possibility of not conquering them.The Conquest of Fear
I almost think he was unaware of the possibility of doing otherwise.
She could not allude to such things without at least a possibility of response.
Then it would be doubly hard to Mart to have had the possibility suggested.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
- the state or condition of being possible
- anything that is possible
- a competitor, candidate, etc, who has a moderately good chance of winning, being chosen, etc
- (often plural) a future prospect or potentialmy new house has great possibilities
Word Origin and History for possibility
late 14c., "condition of being possible," from Old French possibilité (13c.) and directly from Latin possibilitatem (nom. possibilitas) "possibility," from possibilis (see possible (adj.)). Meaning "a possible thing or substance" is from c.1400. Related: Possibilities.