(used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many
"several letters came in the mail"; "several people were injured in the accident"
respective(a), several(a), various(a)(adj)
"the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed"
distinct and individual
"three several times"
An area of land in private ownership (as opposed to common land).
Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.
An enclosed or separate place; enclosure.
By itself; severally.
Origin: From several, from separalis, from separ.
separate; distinct; particular; single
diverse; different; various
consisting of a number more than two, but not very many; divers; sundry; as, several persons were present when the event took place
by itself; severally
each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual
persons oe objects, more than two, but not very many
an inclosed or separate place; inclosure
Origin: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sev′ėr-al, adj. distinct: particular: different: various: consisting of a number: sundry.—n. a woman's loose outer garment, capable of being worn as a shawl, or in other forms.—adv. Sev′erally.—n. Sev′eralty, sole tenancy of property. [O. Fr.,—L. separāre, to separate.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'several' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #338
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'several' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1155
The numerical value of several in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of several in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The African is my brother-but he is my younger brother by several centuries.
There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.
An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible.
He's been arrested several times for sexual assault, several robberies (and) several burglaries.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
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Translations for several
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- بعض, عدةArabic
- бер нисәBashkir
- einige, mehrereGerman
- diversa, kelkajEsperanto
- varios, variasSpanish
- mitu, eri, mõniEstonian
- plizyèHaitian Creole
- különféle, saját, számos, különböző, egyéni, önálló, többHungarian
- 数個, 別々, それぞれの, いくらかの, 個別, 独自, 異なった, めいめいの, 数人Japanese
- неколку, некоj, некоиMacedonian
- fler, flereNorwegian
- diversos, diverso, vários, muitos, distintoPortuguese
- câteva, câțivaRomanian
- различный, некоторый, несколькоRussian
- nekoliko, nekiSerbo-Croatian
- çeşitli, birkaç, muhtelifTurkish
- dăm, vài, một sốVietnamese
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