Definitions for Several
ˈsɛv ər əl, ˈsɛv rəlsev·er·al
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Several.
(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)adjective
"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.
Etymology: From several, from separalis, from separ.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from sever.
Divers sorts of beasts came from several parts to drink; and so being refreshed, fall to couple, and many times with several kinds. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.
The conquest of Ireland was made piece and piece, by several attempts, in several ages. John Davies, Hist. of Ireland.
Four several armies to the field are led,
Which high in equal hopes four princes head. Dryd.
This country is large, having in it many people, and several kingdoms. George Abbot, Descript. of the World.
This else to several spheres thou must ascribe. John Milton.
We might have repaired the losses of one campaign by the advantages of another, and after several victories gained over us, might have still kept the enemy from our gates. Addis.
Each several ship a victory did gain,
As Rupert, or as Albemarle were there. Dryd.
The parts and passages of state are so many, as to express them fully, would require a several treatise. John Davies, Ireland.
Like things to like, the rest to several place
Disparted. John Milton.
Each might his sev’ral province well command,
Would all but stoop to what they understand. Alexander Pope.
Etymology: from the adj.
More profit is quieter found
Where pastures in several be,
Of one silly aker of ground
Than champion maketh of three. Thomas Tusser, Husband.
This by some severals
Of head piece extraordinary, lower messes
Perchance are to this business purblind. William Shakespeare.
There was not time enough to hear
The severals. William Shakespeare.
That will appear to be a methodical successive observation of these severals, as degrees and steps preparative the one to the other. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.
Several of them neither rose from any conspicuous family, nor left any behind them. Joseph Addison, Freeholer.
They had their several for heathen nations, their several for the people of their own nation, their several for men, their several for women, their several for their priests, and for the high priest alone their several. Richard Hooker.
There was a nobleman that was lean of visage, but immediately after his marriage he grew pretty plump and fat. One said to him, your lordship doth contrary to other married men; for they at first wax lean, and you wax fat. Sir Walter Raleigh stood by and said, there is no beast, that if you take him from the common, and put him into the several, but will wax fat. Francis Bacon.
Several refers to an imprecise number that is more than a few but not many, typically more than two but less than ten. It is used to signify a small number of people or things.
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
Etymology: [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.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Several' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #338
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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
An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible.
This is something that we've seen across the country from the most educated, most sophisticated patient to the least, and we're talking a matter of days not a matter of weeks or months or years. They knew—certainly should have known—that they were going to leave in their wake devastation across this country. Some believe prescription painkiller makers should have known how highly addictive their products were. (Reuters) Woods is helping Ohio sue several prescription painkiller manufacturers and is consulting with several others on their upcoming litigation against the same companies. The basis for their litigation is nearly identical to the strategy used by states against Big Tobacco in the 1990s. Both manufactured a product they allegedly knew to be highly addictive but downplayed the risk to the public. Once hooked, states bore the treatment cost of the resulting public health epidemic. INDIANA MAN KILLS DOCTOR WHO REFUSED TO PRESCRIBE WIFE OPIOIDS I think the responsibility goes to the doctors, goes to the medical rep, goes to the pharmaceutical companies, said Dr. Howard Samuels, founder of The Hills addiction treatment center in Los Angeles. Fox News spoke to several patients at Samuels’ in-patient facility. All of them told a similar story of receiving a painkiller prescription from their physician for anywhere from 60 to 120 pills of powerful opioids like Oxycontin, Vicodin or Norco. The cause of their pain ranged from an auto accident to a broken ankle. My back – I crushed the bottom three vertebrae, then they prescribed me Oxycontin, said a former high school football player from Ohio. A woman from New Jersey added, I was getting 120 oxy a month. When I told him my pain persisted after a few hours, he upped by dosage. Another patient started on Vicodin, but got so addicted he would buy any type of opioid he could find. The White House Office for National Drug Control Policy says 80 percent of heroin users today started their addiction when doctors prescribed pain killers. (Reuters) A doctor is the best drug dealer you can ever get, said the native Angeleno. Once he knew I had the cash I could get anything. My first prescription was $300, and about $150 a week after that. And when one pharmacy started to get suspicious, he told me where to go. TRUMP'S OPIOID COMMISSION CAN HELP KEEP DEADLY DRUGS OUT OF AMERICA While there is plenty of blame to go around, the 25 lawsuits already filed share similar allegations: - Deceptive ads suggesting opioids were effective treating chronic pain like back injuries; - marketing that downplayed the risk of addiction; - undisclosed use of paid doctors to promote the benefits of opioids - use of front groups to.
Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning Marylin Zuniga young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Even when I heard that the letters were written... because of compassion, you could've written to somebody in a nursing home. - Gloria Stewart, Orange Board of Education, NJ resident Marylin Zuniga, who taught at Forest Street Elementary School, told board members prior to their hasty vote to can Marylin Zuniga that Marylin Zuniga has broad support from around the country, the newspaper reported. There's people around the nation who support me, who believe I need to be reinstated and I believe that I need to be reinstated, my students need me in the classroom. My students have requested that I come back to the classroom. Abu-Jamal, a 61-year-old serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, is a self-styled poet who became a darling of celebrities and activists while on death row. His sentence was later commuted to life without parole, and he was suffering from complications from diabetes when Marylin Zuniga assigned the task. The vote to fire Zuniga occurred after several hours of public speakers, many of whom praised Zuniga for teaching Marylin Zuniga students to have compassion for a man who killed a police officer. Abu-Jamal killed Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal’s brother. At trial, several witnesses reported seeing Abu-Jamal kill Daniel Faulkner, and two witnesses said Abu-Jamal confessed to the killing, saying, I shot the mother --- er, and I hope the mother --- er dies. Although the abrupt vote left meeting attendees unsure of what had happened, Orange Board of Education Superintendent Ronald Lee confirmed that Marylin Zuniga was fired in an email to the Star-Ledger. As this is a personnel issue, I have no further comments on this matter, Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee wrote. Zuniga’s attorney, Alan Levine, told the newspaper Marylin Zuniga is now considering legal action to challenge Marylin Zuniga firing. Several speakers at the meeting, including Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, praised Marylin Zuniga.
Today there is no irrefutable proof, there remains lines of investigations, there are several people who need to be arrested, there are several statements that could change the course of the investigation, parents are not going to accept the hypothesis before us. It is not a conclusive, final investigation. The investigation needs to be open, so that there will be the full truth that the parents are fighting for. We make several petitions that we find this truth.
Park Lee said. Park Lee posted a lengthy message on Facebook in Chinese and Japanese after seeing several photos were taken in Japan. He said clues indicated the camera was owned by young people and posted several of the photos to help identify the owner. Within a day his post received more than 10,000 shares and a response from the owner, Serina Tsubakihara. Park Lee said he believed the camera was owned by someone who was younger based on the photos. ( Park Lee & Serina Tsubakihara) I couldn't believe Park Lee, Serina Tsubakihara told the BBC. I was super surprised when my friends told me about this and sent me the post with those pictures. Serina Tsubakihara said Serina Tsubakihara lost the camera in 2015 while Serina Tsubakihara was on vacation on the island of Ishigaki, Okinawa, about 155 miles east of Taiwan. The camera then drifted hundreds of miles, eventually washing ashore the beach in Taiwan. Park Lee posted several pictures to help identify the owner. ( Park Lee & Serina Tsubakihara) I was scuba diving and I lost the camera when one of my friends ran out of air and needed my help.
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- عدة, بعضArabic
- бер нисәBashkir
- einige, mehrereGerman
- kelkaj, diversaEsperanto
- varios, variasSpanish
- mitu, mõni, eriEstonian
- plizyèHaitian Creole
- saját, számos, különböző, több, egyéni, különféle, önállóHungarian
- 個別, 異なった, めいめいの, 独自, 数人, いくらかの, それぞれの, 別々, 数個Japanese
- некоj, некои, неколкуMacedonian
- flere, flerNorwegian
- diversos, distinto, muitos, vários, diversoPortuguese
- câțiva, câtevaRomanian
- различный, несколько, некоторыйRussian
- neki, nekolikoSerbo-Croatian
- muhtelif, çeşitli, birkaçTurkish
- کئی, بہت سےUrdu
- một số, vài, dămVietnamese
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