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English noun: possession

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


Synonymsownership


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


Synonymsmonomania


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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