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English noun: possession

1. possession (act) the act of having and controlling property


Broader (hypernym)control

Narrower (hyponym)actual possession, constructive possession, criminal possession, holding, keeping, retention

2. possession anything owned or possessed

Broader (hypernym)relation

Narrower (hyponym)assets, belongings, circumstances, holding, liabilities, property, transferred possession, transferred property, treasure, white elephant

3. possession (state) being controlled by passion or the supernatural

Broader (hypernym)enchantment, spell, trance

4. possession (motive) a mania restricted to one thing or idea


Broader (hypernym)cacoethes, mania, passion

5. possession (location) a territory that is controlled by a ruling state

Broader (hypernym)district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory

Instance hyponymAmerican Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Faeroe Islands, Faeroes, Faroe Islands, Faroes, French Oceania, French Polynesia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Macao, Macau, United States Virgin Islands, VI

6. possession (attribute) the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

Synonymsself-command, self-control, self-possession, self-will, will power, willpower

Broader (hypernym)firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve

Narrower (hyponym)nerves, presence of mind

7. possession (act) (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)

SamplesThey took possession of the ball on their own goal line.

Broader (hypernym)control

Domain categoryathletics, sport

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