• (verb): Enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas.
    Example: "What possessed you to buy this house?"; "A terrible rage possessed her"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on possess:

Cusp (dentistry)
... Canine teeth, otherwise known as cuspids, each possess a single cusp, while premolars, otherwise known as bicuspids, possess two each ... Molars normally possess either four or five cusps ... the maxillary molars, especially first molars, will possess a fifth cusp situated on the mesiolingual cusp known as the Cusp of Carabelli ...
List Of D.Gray-man Characters - Antagonists - Clan of Noah
... They do, however, possess the ability to destroy Innocence ... The Noah share an inborn drive to kill Exorcists, but otherwise possess unique will and mindsets ... They each possess the characteristics of one of the thirteen original Noah, with some even retaining his or her memories ...
Agamemno - Powers and Abilities
... This energy can possess any inorganic or dead material (e.g ... he can possess the dead wood of a boat but not possess the bodies of the JLA) ...
Mukuro Rokudo - Character Outline - Weapons and Abilities
... a forbidden bullet which enables a person to possess the body of another person when the possessor is shot with it ... With this, Mukuro is able to possess and control the body of anyone that he has cut with his trident ... He can possess several bodies simultaneously, and he is also still able to enter the Six Realms, granting him the ability to use a different skill for each body ...
Cephalopod Eye
... Cephalopods, as active marine predators, possess sensory organs specialized for use in aquatic conditions ... Most cephalopods possess complex extraocular muscle systems that allow for very fine control over the gross positioning of the eyes ... Octopuses possess an autonomic response that maintains the orientation of their pupils such that they are always horizontal ...

More definitions of "possess":

  • (verb): Have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill.
    Example: "He possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
  • (verb): Have ownership or possession of.
    Synonyms: own, have

Famous quotes containing the word possess:

    It requires more than a day’s devotion to know and to possess the wealth of a day.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humour. He will always use it in evidence against you.
    Herbert, Sir Beerbohm (1853–1917)

    That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)