possibly meaning

EN[ˈpɑsɪbli] [ˈpɒsɪbli]

    Definition of possibly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore possiblySUPmost possiblySUF-ly
    1. (modifying a clause or predicate) Perhaps; indicates that the proposition may be true (is not certainly false) regardless of any facts or circumstances known to, stated by or implied by the speaker.
      1. Possibly, they will make gains in the midterm elections.
      2. It was possibly the costliest mistake in the organization's history.
      3. This rare and possibly unique specimen must be conserved.
    2. (modifying a verb) In the realm of possibility; indicates that the action may successfully be performed (is not impossible) regardless of any facts or circumstances known to, stated by or implied by the speaker that might limit the performance.
      1. I'm much stronger than you, so you can't possibly win.
      2. I couldn't possibly be there on time.
      3. I couldn't possibly cheat on my wife.
      4. It seems unlikely, but, yes, they could possibly win even now.
      5. The police don't know him, and the information they have leads them to think he could possibly have murdered his wife.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Healing of a bony avulsion of the meniscal root in an extraanatomical position may possibly lead to a lengthening of the physiological circumference resulting in a moderate insufficiency.
      • “When I say mind,” said the blood relation, “I refer to the quarter-teaspoonful of brain which you might possibly find in her head if you sank an artesian well.”
      • As Sallas immediately said, the 130 scabs who so easily replaced the striking printers in '85 won't be foisted upon the union--to degrade it and possibly decertify it.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Sentence adverbs
        • Modal adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. fr possible
      2. en possible
      3. en possibley
      4. en passably
      5. en pissily
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of possibly for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "possibly" is an adverb, more specifically, a sentence adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      Difficultness: Level 1
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 6
      Definite    ➨     Versatile