Definitions of possession

  1. the act of possessing; "they took possession of the ball" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. being controlled by passion or the supernatural Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. anything owned or possessed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck); "they took possession of the ball on their own goal line" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. a territory that is controllled by a ruling state Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To invest with property. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Ownership; occupancy; the thing owned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Act of possessing: the thing possessed: property: state of being possessed, as by an evil spirit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Act of possessing; anything owned; control by an evil spirit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The having, holding of detention of property; the thing possessed; estate, or goods owned; anything valuable, possessed or enjoyed; the state of being possessed or under evil influence. To take possession, to enter on. To give possession, to put in another's power. Writ of possession, a sheriff's precept giving possession of property. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. State of owning or having in one's own power; that which is possessed; occupancy; property; state of being under the power of invisible beings; madness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for possession

  1. She spoke now with perfect self- possession – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  2. We'll leave you in possession Sir John. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope