Im·pos·si·ble, n. An impossibility; as, he tried to do the impossible. [Obs.]
=\“Madam,” quoth he, “this were an impossible!”\= --Chaucer.
Im·pos·si·ble a. Not possible; incapable of being done, of existing, etc.; unattainable in the nature of things, or by means at command; insuperably difficult under the circumstances; absurd or impracticable; not feasible.
With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. --Matt. xix. 26.
Without faith it is impossible to please him. --Heb. xi. 6.
Impossible quantity Math., an imaginary quantity. See Imaginary.
Syn: -- See Impracticable.
adj 1: not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt
with; "an impossible dream"; "an impossible situation"
2: totally unlikely [syn: inconceivable, out of the question,
3: used of persons or their behavior; "impossible behavior";
"insufferable insolence" [syn: insufferable, unacceptable,
n : something that cannot be done; "his assignment verged on the