[ pos-uh-blee ]
/ ˈpɒs ə bli /


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?

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

/ (ˈpɒsɪblɪ) /

sentence substitute, adverb

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


by any chance; at allhe can't possibly come
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