possess [-ed, -eth, -ing, possest] v
OFr < L. possidēre, to possess.
- Fill; pervade; seize; overcome; overtake; overpower.
- Enjoy; experience; receive; get.
- Retain; withhold; [fig.] know; understand; have knowledge of.
- Deserve; merit.
- Exhibit; show; demonstrate; manifest; [fig.] have as a native quality.
- Own; have; keep; take as property; hold as a personal belonging.