possibly

[ pos-uh-blee ]
/ ˈpɒs ə bli /

adverb

perhaps; maybe: It may possibly rain today.
in a possible manner: She has all the money she can possibly use.
by any possibility: Could you possibly check this information for me?

Nearby words

  1. possessory,
  2. posset,
  3. possibility,
  4. possible,
  5. possible world,
  6. possie,
  7. posslq,
  8. possum,
  9. possum haw,
  10. possy

Origin of possibly

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at possible, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for possibly

possibly

/ (ˈpɒsɪblɪ) /

sentence substitute, adverb

  1. perhaps or maybe
  2. (as sentence modifier)possibly he'll come

adverb

by any chance; at allhe can't possibly come
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Word Origin and History for possibly

possibly

adv.

c.1400, from possible (adj.) + -ly (2).

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