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possesses, 3rd person singular present; possessed, past participle; possessing, present participle; possessed, past tense;
  1. Have as belonging to one; own
    • - I do not possess a television set
  2. Have possession of as distinct from ownership
    • - a two-year suspended sentence for possessing cocaine
  3. Have as an ability, quality, or characteristic
    • - he did not possess a sense of humor
    • - a fading blonde possessed of a powerful soprano voice
  4. Take for one's own
    • - all that the plaintiffs did was to possess themselves of the securities
  5. (of a demon or spirit, esp. an evil one) Have complete power over (someone) and be manifested through their speech or actions
    • - she was possessed by the Devil
  6. (of an emotion, idea, etc.) Dominate the mind of; have an overpowering influence on
    • - I was possessed by a desire to tell her everything
  7. Have sexual intercourse with (a woman)

  8. Maintain (oneself or one's mind or soul) in a state or condition of patience or quiet
    • - I tried to possess my soul in patience and to forget how hungry I was

  1. have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
  2. own: have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
  3. enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"
  4. (possessed) obsessed: influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; "by love possessed"
  5. (possessed) amuck: frenzied as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows"
  6. (possession) the act of having and controlling property
  7. (Possessed (1947 film)) Possessed is a 1947 Warner Bros. film starring Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, and Raymond Massey in a tale about an unstable woman's obsession with her ex-lover. The screenplay by Ranald MacDougall and Silvia Richards was based upon a story by Rita Weiman. ...
  8. (Possessed (2000 film)) Possessed is the name of a 2000 Showtime original movie starring Timothy Dalton, based on events appearing in the book Possessed by Thomas B. Allen, which is inspired by the exorcism case of Robbie Mannheim;
  9. (Possessed (2006 film)) Possessed is a 2006 Malaysian horror film starring Amber Chia and Harisu, and is the second feature film by director Bjarne Wong.
  10. (Possessed (album)) Possessed is the fourth album by heavy metal band Venom and the last before the departure of guitarist Jeffrey Dunn. ...
  11. (Possessed (band)) Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they have been cited as a great influence on the death metal genre. ...
  12. (Possessed (Gojira album)) Possessed is the second demo release by Gojira (then Godzilla). It contains some of the band's earliest demos.
  13. To have; to have ownership of; To take control of someone's body or mind, especially in a supernatural manner; To vest ownership in (someone) with ownership
  14. (possession) Something that is owned; Ownership; taking, holding, keeping something as one's own; A territory under the rule of another country; The condition or affliction of being possessed by a demon or other supernatural entity; Control of the ball; the opportunity to be on the offensive; ...
  15. (possessed) (< Latin pos-, able + sedere, to sit) 1. owned. 2. contolled by an emotion; crazed; mad. 3. the state of a physical body while it is occupied, dominated or controlled by a discarnate entity or entities other than the original resident soul.
  16. (possessed) adj. spurred or moved by a strong feeling, madness, or a supernatural power
  17. (Possession) When a player controls the ball throughout the act of clearly touching both feet, or any other part of his body other than his hand(s), to the ground inbounds.
  18. (Possession) the taking over of one's mind, soul or body by an evil entity (demon)
  19. (Possession) Refers to cases in which a person's body is apparently taken over by another personality or entity.
  20. (Possession) Invasion of the human mind by a spiritual or demonic entity, where the invading agent for a span of time, influences or entirely subverts the personality of the human host. It is in these instances that the boundaries of psychology, religion and spiritualism are rendered less distinct.
  21. (Possession) Lawful occupation and use of land and property
  22. (Possession) When a buyer signs the papers and receives the keys to the house, the buyer officially takes possession.
  23. (Possession) The point in a real estate transaction where the purchaser is able to take physical control of, and reside in, the property.
  24. (Possession) The state in which a living person is controlled by a foreign, malignant energy, such as a demon.
  25. (Possession) In law, the right to have the control and use of a thing. One can have a right to the possession of a thing without owning it, as in the case of a car lease, or ownership without possession, as in the case of a landlord and an apartment suite. See “Ownership” and “Real Property.”