- (followed by of) owning or having
- (usually postpositive) under the influence of a powerful force, such as a spirit or strong emotion
- a less common word for self-possessed
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
- made to move by a strong feeling, by madness, or by a supernatural power:She looked like a woman possessed.
- self-possessed; calm;
- Idiomspossessed of, [be + ~] having;
possessing:He is possessed of intelligence and ambition.