Owning or mastering something. Used with of: one who is possessed of great wealth. (adjective)
Controlled by or as if by a spirit or other force; obsessed: a teenager by love possessed. (adjective)
Calm; collected: one who remained possessed in times of great trial. (adjective)
Examples of word possessed
We don't like to use the word possessed because that means they don't have any power of their own.
One of the requisite job skills for a head waiter in a high class Austrian restaurant is being intimately familiar with the title possessed by every regular customer, and most occasional customers, of said restaurant.
"Parents have used the word 'possessed,' " says Susan Swedo , chief of pediatrics and developmental neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health who first made the connection to strep in the mid-1990s.
The former work of the same title possessed the same kind of merit.
A young Winston Churchill wrote his first book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force, about his experiences fighting those tribes, whom he described as possessed of a “wild and merciless fanaticism.”