Definitions for severalˈsɛv ər əl, ˈsɛv rəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sev•er•alˈsɛv ər əl, ˈsɛv rəl(adj.)
being more than two but fewer than many in number or kind:
several ways to do the same thing.
They went their several ways.
Law. binding two or more persons who may be sued separately on a common obligation.
(n.)several persons or things; a few; some.
Origin of several:
1375–1425; late ME < AF < ML sēparālis= L sēpar separate +-ālis -al1
(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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
several(adjective)ˈsɛv ər əl, ˈsɛv rəl
more than a few, but not many
Several people left.; I knocked several times.; Several more birds appeared.; I looked for the pictures and found several.; Several of the men were wearing hats.
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
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
Translations for several
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
more than one or two, but not a great many
Several weeks passed before he got a reply to his letter.
- váriosPortuguese (BR)
- چند نفرFarsi
- különféle, többHungarian
- nokkrir, fáeinirIcelandic
- vari, parecchiItalian
- daži; vairākiLatvian
- agak banyakMalay
- flere, atskilligeNorwegian
- چند نفرPersian
- څو، يوڅو (په دووزايت مګر ډير زيات نه)، څوڅو ځانګړې، جلاPashto
- mai mulţiRomanian
- nekaj, večSlovenian
- หลาย ๆThai
- 幾個Chinese (Trad.)
- кілька, декількаUkrainian
- ایک یا دو سے زیادہ لیکن بہت زیادہ نہیںUrdu
- vài, dăm baVietnamese
- 几个，一些（多于一两个，少于许多）Chinese (Simp.)
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