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
      • A few triaperturate pollen grains possibly belonging to Normapolles complex indicate that the vegetation from the Velaux region was probably composed of both gymnosperms (Coniferales) and angiosperms.
      • A weakly-typed language will most possibly not generate an error or refuse to compile, if the argument passed to a function does not match the expected type closely.
      • This will not be a problem if you use a butterleaf lettuce like Bibb, or possibly the inner leaves of romaine or cabbage (it depends on the particular head).
  • 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. en possible
      2. fr possible
      3. en possibley
      4. en passably
      5. en lossily
      Source: Wiktionary

      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