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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impossible  \Im*pos"si*ble\,  n. 
  An  impossibility.  [Obs.] 
 
  ``Madam,''  quoth  he  ``this  were  an  impossible!'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impossible  \Im*pos"si*ble\,  a.  [F.,  fr  L.  impossibilis  pref. 
  im-  not  +  possibilis  possible.  See  {Possible}.] 
  Not  possible;  incapable  of  being  done  of  existing,  etc.; 
  unattainable  in  the  nature  of  things  or  by  means  at  command; 
  insuperably  difficult  under  the  circumstances;  absurd  or 
  impracticable;  not  feasible. 
 
  With  men  this  is  impossible;  but  with  God  all  things 
  are  possible.  --Matt.  xix. 
  26. 
 
  Without  faith  it  is  impossible  to  please  him  --Heb. 
  xi  6. 
 
  {Impossible  quantity}  (Math.),  an  imagnary  quantity.  See 
  {Imaginary}. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Impracticable}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impossible 
  adj  1:  not  capable  of  occurring  or  being  accomplished  or  dealt 
  with  "an  impossible  dream";  "an  impossible  situation" 
  [ant:  {possible}] 
  2:  totally  unlikely  [syn:  {inconceivable},  {out  of  the  question}, 
  {unimaginable}] 
  3:  used  of  persons  or  their  behavior;  "impossible  behavior"; 
  "insufferable  insolence"  [syn:  {insufferable},  {unacceptable}, 
  {unsufferable}] 
  n  :  something  that  cannot  be  done  "his  assignment  verged  on  the 
  impossible" 




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