1. the act of having and controlling property
Similar word(s): ownership
2. anything owned or possessed
3. being controlled by passion or the supernatural
4. a mania restricted to one thing or idea
Similar word(s): monomania
5. a territory that is controlled by a ruling state
6. the trait of completely controlling your own behavior
Similar word(s): willpower
7. (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)
- they took possession of the ball on their own goal line
Sentences with possession as a noun:
- The car quickly became his most prized possession.
- I would gladly give all of my worldly possessions just to be able to do that.
- The car is in my possession.
- I'm in possession of the car.
- Réunion is the largest of France's overseas possessions.
- Back then, people with psychiatric disorders were sometimes thought to be victims of demonic possession.
- The scoreboard shows a little football symbol next to the name of the team that has possession.
- Some languages distinguish between a construction like 'my car', which shows alienable possession — the car could become someone else's — and one like 'my foot', which has inalienable possession — my foot will always be mine.
1. (obsolete) To invest with property.