Associations to the word «Possessed»


POSSESSED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of possess
POSSESSED, adjective. Controlled by evil spirits.
POSSESSED, adjective. Seized by powerful emotions.
POSSESSED, adjective. (construed with of) (not comparable) Having; owning.

Dictionary definition

POSSESSED, adjective. Influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; "by love possessed".
POSSESSED, adjective. Frenzied as if possessed by a demon; "the soldier was completely amuck"; "berserk with grief"; "a berserk worker smashing windows".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke