Apostrophe vs Possession - What's the difference?

apostrophe | possession |


As nouns the difference between apostrophe and possession

is that apostrophe is while possession is control or occupancy of something for which one does not necessarily have private property rights.

As a verb possession is

(obsolete) to invest with property.

apostrophe

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) apostrophe, or (etyl) apostrophus, from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

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Noun

(en noun)
  • (orthography) The text character , which serves as a punctuation mark in various languages and as a diacritical mark in certain rare contexts.
  • Derived terms
    * greengrocer's apostrophe
    Usage notes
    In English, the apostrophe is used to mark the possessive or to show the omission of letters or numbers.
    See also
    * (wikipedia)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) apostrophe, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rhetoric) A sudden exclamatory piece of dialogue addressed to someone or something, especially absent.
  • Derived terms
    * apostrophically

    possession

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia possession) (en noun)
  • Control or occupancy of something for which one does not necessarily have private property rights.
  • Something that is owned.
  • The car quickly became his most prized possession .
    I would gladly give all of my worldly possessions just to be able to do that.
  • Ownership]]; [[take, taking, holding, keeping something as one's own.
  • The car is in my possession .
    I'm in possession of the car.
  • A territory under the rule of another country.
  • Réunion is the largest of France's overseas possessions .
  • The condition or affliction of being possessed by a demon or other supernatural entity.
  • Back then, people with psychiatric disorders were sometimes thought to be victims of demonic possession .
  • * Shakespeare
  • How long hath this possession held the man?
  • (sports) Control of the ball; the opportunity to be on the offensive.
  • The scoreboard shows a little football symbol next to the name of the team that has possession .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Their first half was marred by the entire side playing too deep, completely unable to build up any form of decent possession once the ball left their bewildered defence.}}
  • (linguistics) A syntactic relationship between two nouns or nominals that may be used to indicate ownership.
  • Some languages distinguish between a construction like 'my car', which shows alienable possession''' — the car could become someone else's — and one like 'my foot', which has inalienable '''possession — my foot will always be mine.

    Usage notes

    * One who possesses is often said to have possession (of)'', ''hold possession (of)'', or ''be in possession (of) . * One who acquires is often said to take possession (of)'', ''gain possession (of)'', or ''come into possession (of) .

    Synonyms

    * ight (obsolete) * owndom, retention * See also

    Antonyms

    * absence

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To invest with property.
  • (Webster 1913)

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