possessor


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pos·sess

 (pə-zĕs′)
tr.v. pos·sessed, pos·sess·ing, pos·sess·es
1.
a. To have as property; own: possess great wealth.
b. Law To have under one's power or control: possess illegal drugs.
2.
a. To have as a quality, characteristic, or other attribute: possesses great tact.
b. To have mastery or knowledge of: possess a knowledge of Sanskrit; possess valuable information.
3.
a. To gain control or power over. Used of a demon or spirit.
b. To occupy fully the mind or feelings of: The dancers were possessed by the music.
c. Often Offensive To have sexual intercourse with (a woman).
d. Archaic To control or maintain (one's nature) in a particular condition: I possessed my temper despite the insult.
4. Archaic To cause (oneself) to own, hold, or master something, such as property or knowledge.
5. Archaic To gain or seize.

[Middle English possessen, from Old French possesser, from Latin possidēre, possess- : pos-, as master; see poti- in Indo-European roots + sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

pos·ses′sor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.possessor - a person who owns something; "they are searching for the owner of the car"; "who is the owner of that friendly smile?"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
holder - a person who holds something; "they held two hostages"; "he holds the trophy"; "she holds a United States passport"
homeowner, householder - someone who owns a home
part-owner - a person who owns something in common with others
saver - someone who saves (especially money)
shipowner - someone who owns a ship or a share in a ship

possessor

noun
A person who has legal title to property:
Translations
مالِك
majitel
ejer
eigandi

possessor

[pəˈzesəʳ] Nposeedor(a) m/f, dueño/a m/f
to be the proud possessor of sthser el orgulloso dueño or poseedor de algo

possessor

[pəˈzɛsər] npossesseur m

possessor

nBesitzer(in) m(f); to be the proud possessor of somethingder stolze Besitzer von etw sein

possessor

[pəˈzɛsəʳ] npossessore m, proprietario/a
to be the proud possessor of sth → essere orgoglioso/a di possedere qc

possess

(pəˈzes) verb
to own or have. How much money does he possess?
posˈsession (-ʃən) noun
1. something which is owned by a person, country etc. She lost all her possessions in the fire.
2. the state of possessing.
posˈsessive (-siv) adjective
1. showing that someone or something possesses an object etc. `Yours', `mine', `his', `hers', `theirs' are possessive pronouns; `your', `my', `his', `their' are possessive adjectives.
2. acting as though things and people are one's personal possessions. a possessive mother.
posˈsessively adverb
posˈsessiveness noun
posˈsessor noun
He is the proud possessor of a new car.
References in classic literature ?
She was moved by a kind of commiseration for Madame Ratignolle,--a pity for that colorless existence which never uplifted its possessor beyond the region of blind contentment, in which no moment of anguish ever visited her soul, in which she would never have the taste of life's delirium.
Of the possessor of such features we shall have a right to ask nothing, except that he would take the rude world easily, and make himself happy in it.
His mother was one of those unfortunates of her race, marked out by personal beauty to be the slave of the passions of her possessor, and the mother of children who may never know a father.
But it is easier to deal with the real possessor of a thing than with the temporary guardian of it.
Little did I dream that ever I should stand face to face with the possessor of that great name.
But they learnt, on enquiry, that its possessor, an elderly lady of very good character, was unfortunately too infirm to mix with the world, and never stirred from home.
Conqueror I might be of the house; but the inmate would escape to heaven before I could call myself possessor of its clay dwelling- place.
Ah, certainly - I see now: you are the favoured possessor of the beneficent fairy,' I remarked, turning to my neighbour.
Of a strong and fearless character, of shrewd sense and readiness, of great determination, of that kind of beauty which not only seems to impart to its possessor firmness and animosity, but to strike into others an instinctive recognition of those qualities; the troubled time would have heaved her up, under any circumstances.
Further, that it is the desire of the present possessor of that property, that he be immediately removed from his present sphere of life and from this place, and be brought up as a gentleman - in a word, as a young fellow of great expectations.
The wanton wind had been so busily kissing them all the morning that they were quite dry, so I was able to find room for them in my knapsack without danger to the other contents; and, with a hasty good-day to their recent possessor, I set off at full speed to find a secure nook where I could throw myself down on the grass, and let loose the absurd laughter that was dangerously bottled up within me; but even before I do that it behoves me if possible to vindicate my sanity to the reader.
Trefusis warmly replied that genius cost its possessor nothing; that it was the inheritance of the whole race incidentally vested in a single individual, and that if that individual employed his monopoly of it to extort money from others, he deserved nothing better than hanging.