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I don't need to hang out in a posse and try to act cool.
Jeremy London

Meaning of "posse" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD POSSE

From Medieval Latin (n): power, strength, from Latin (vb): to be able, have power.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF POSSE

posse  [ˈpɒsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POSSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Posse is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POSSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Posse

Posse may refer to: ▪ Posse comitatus, a group of men assembled to assist in law enforcement ▪ Posse, starring Kirk Douglas ▪ Posse, starring Mario van Peebles ▪ "Posse ", a song by Scooter ▪ Posse, Goiás, Brazil ▪ Posse Foundation, a nonprofit scholarship organization ▪ POSSE project, a software security initiative ▪ Posse cut, a type of hip-hop song ▪ Posse mit Gesang, a form of German musical drama ▪ Posse, a thoroughbred racehorse...

Definition of posse in the English dictionary

The first definition of posse in the dictionary is Also called: posse comitatus the able-bodied men of a district assembled together and forming a group upon whom the sheriff may call for assistance in maintaining law and order. Other definition of posse is possibility. Posse is also a Jamaican street gang in the US.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POSSE


bossy
ˈbɒsɪ
drossy
ˈdrɒsɪ
flossy
ˈflɒsɪ
glossy
ˈɡlɒsɪ
lossy
ˈlɒsɪ
Mossi
ˈmɒsɪ
mossy
ˈmɒsɪ
nonglossy
ˌnɒnˈɡlɒsɪ
Ossi
ˈɒsɪ
tossy
ˈtɒsɪ
undrossy
ʌnˈdrɒsɪ
xenoglossy
ˈzenəˌɡlɒsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POSSE

poss.
posse comitatus
posser
possess
possessable
possessed
possessedly
possessedness
possession
possession order
possessional
possessionary
possessionate
possessionless
possessions
possessive
possessive adjective
possessive pronoun
possessively
possessiveness

WORDS THAT END LIKE POSSE

crosse
dolosse
en brosse
en masse
esse
finesse
fosse
Gosse
Hesse
impasse
in posse
interesse
Jesse
lacrosse
laisse
Matisse
mousse
richesse
Suisse
tasse

Synonyms and antonyms of posse in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «posse» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POSSE

Find out the translation of posse to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of posse from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «posse» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

波塞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

posse
570 millions of speakers

English

posse
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بوسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отряд
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

posse
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Posse
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

détachement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Posse
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aufgebot
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

捜索隊
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

분신
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Posse
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đội cảnh sát
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Posse
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॉझ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

heyet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

posse
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Posse
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

загін
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

posse
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

posse
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

possession
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

posse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

posse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of posse

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POSSE»

The term «posse» is very widely used and occupies the 17.539 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POSSE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «posse» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «posse» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about posse

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3 QUOTES WITH «POSSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word posse.
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Brene Brown
Social media has given us this idea that we should all have a posse of friends when in reality, if we have one or two really good friends, we are lucky.
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Samuel Chase
Summon me, then; I will be the posse comitatus; I will take them to jail.
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Jeremy London
I don't need to hang out in a posse and try to act cool.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POSSE»

Discover the use of posse in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to posse and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Haight St. Posse
The final years of the kids of the Grateful Dead Family that lived in San Francisco in the Haight & Ashbury District.
Token Jackson, 2007
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Posse
Kate Welshman's debut novel is a refreshingly honest portrayal of girls on the brink of womanhood, pushing the boundaries as far as they will go. Amy and her best friends - the Posse - are at year 11 camp and they're bored.
Kate Welshman, 2011
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The Bitch Posse
These are the confessions of the Bitch Posse.
Martha O'Connor, 2006
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C2 & Posse: Inner City Heroes , "Caught"... in the Mix!
Welcome to the premiere issue of a new episodic action-adventure series called C2 & Posse: Inner-City Heroes(tm) (pronounced Cee-Squared). This dynamic visually driven adventure begins with episode #4 set in the year 2150.
‎2008
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Shower Posse: The Most Notorious Jamaican Crime Organization
'The Shower Posse' will easily explain scores of high-profile unsolved murders across the world. The book's sixteen page pictorial includes more than fifty never before published pictures of posse members and murder scenes.
Duane Blake, 2005
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A Posse of Princesses
A Posse of Princesses Rhis, princess of a small kingdom, is invited along with all the other princesses in her part of the world to the coming of age party of the Crown Prince of Vesarja, which is the central and most important kingdom.
Sherwood Smith, 2008
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The Hollywood Posse: The Story of a Gallant Band of Horsemen ...
Filled with humorous anecdotes, The Hollywood Posse reveals the full story of the cowboys’ long and bitter feud with autocratic director Cecil B. De Mille; their relationships with the great Western stars-from the flamboyant Tom Mix to ...
Diana Serra Cary, 1996
8
You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown ...
A writer's journey with the fan bases of Phish and Insane Clown Posse describes his unexpected discovery of how both groups have tapped the human need for community, a finding that coincided with his diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Nathan Rabin, 2013
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Born Fi' Dead: A Journey Through The Jamaican Posse Underworld
Traces the development of Jamaica's international gangs, explains how they developed out of local political goon squads, and looks at their role in the world of illegal drugs
Laurie Gunst, 1996
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Building Multiservice Transport Networks
Building Multiservice Transport Networks will become an indispensable reference for Cisco customers and constituents who are deploying MSPP solutions.
Jim Durkin, John Goodman, Frank Posse, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POSSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term posse is used in the context of the following news items.
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Posse gold hopes foiled
Griffin Wal of the Prince George Posse looks for an opening to take the shot, Saturday in Kin 1. The Prince George Posse took on the Port ... «Prince George Citizen, Jul 15»
2
HOUSEHOLDER: Outlaws leave Grove licking wounds after losses …
I think it's been five years since the event was started, and this will mark the first time the Cup remains with the Pennsylvania Posse for the year. «York Dispatch, Jul 15»
3
Posse delivers suspects after Kennett burglary
KENNETT -- On Thursday afternoon the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department responded to a call regarding a burglary in progress at 14379 ... «Standard-Democrat, Jul 15»
4
Sheriff Arpaio to Send Posse to Guard Army Reserve Center
For the second week in a row, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be sending his all-volunteer posse to stand guard outside a recruitment ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
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Juggalos Unite! Why Insane Clown Posse Fans Were Never a Gang
Insane Clown Posse's members, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, agree and are suing the FBI along with the American Civil Liberties Union of ... «Reason, Jul 15»
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Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj Feud Affecting Friendship With Girl Posse
Taylor Swift's feud with Nicki Minaj may be costing her her friendships with her girl posse. Rumors are swirling that it's not easy to be friends ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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Posse delivers suspect to authorities
Photo Provided Tori Tice (right) sits in the back of a truck with Scotty Gene Bailey (left) who allegedly broke into the home of Debbie Tice on ... «Daily Dunklin Democrat, Jul 15»
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MONEY SPINNER: Taylor Swift's inseparable power posse of …
But who exactly is in the “Bad Blood” singer's power posse? Let's take a look at the list of models and actresses that make up her crew… «Malaysia Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Meet Taylor Swift's inseparable power posse of models and …
But who exactly is in the "Bad Blood" singer's power posse? Let's take a look at the list of models and actresses that make up her crew . «Business Insider, Jul 15»
10
Posse won't be corralled
Andrew Heitman of the Prince George Posse, left, tries to fend off the checking ... Whatever the Posse tried it seemed to work, and they left the ... «Prince George Citizen, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Posse [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/posse>. Oct 2019 ».
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