being able, having power or potential (The most famous members of the family are "may", "might" and their German counterparts "mögen" and "Macht". But this root is also the origin of words like "magic", "machine" and "mechanic" - the common theme is quite obvious once you think about it :))
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A fun look at the meaning of "möglich" and some related words and what they have to do with the German modal verb "mögen".
möglich, mögen, unmöglich, die Möglichkeit, möglicherweise, möglichst
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