What does Several mean?

Definitions for Several
ˈsɛv ər əl, ˈsɛv rəlSev·er·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Several.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. several(a)(adj)

    (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"

  2. respective(a), several(a), various(a)(adj)

    considered individually

    "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed"

  3. several(p)(adj)

    distinct and individual

    "three several times"

Wiktionary

  1. several(Noun)

    An area of land in private ownership (as opposed to common land).

    Etymology: From several, from separalis, from separ.

  2. several(Noun)

    Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.

    Etymology: From several, from separalis, from separ.

  3. several(Noun)

    An enclosed or separate place; enclosure.

    Etymology: From several, from separalis, from separ.

  4. several(Adverb)

    By itself; severally.

    Etymology: From several, from separalis, from separ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Several(adj)

    separate; distinct; particular; single

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  2. Several(adj)

    diverse; different; various

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  3. Several(adj)

    consisting of a number more than two, but not very many; divers; sundry; as, several persons were present when the event took place

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  4. Several(adverb)

    by itself; severally

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  5. Several(noun)

    each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  6. Several(noun)

    persons oe objects, more than two, but not very many

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  7. Several(noun)

    an inclosed or separate place; inclosure

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Several

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Several' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #338

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Several' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1155

Anagrams for Several »

  1. leavers

  2. reveals

How to pronounce Several?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Several in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Several in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Several in a Sentence

  1. Dick Durbin:

    The government's conduct in the case had already forced her to delay her decision on an abortion by several weeks.

  2. Yan Fuzhi:

    There are several benefits, first off, it helps me lose weight. Secondly, it's good for my health and it gets rid of bad habits...

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    We talk about technology. Several hundred million dollars for the technology to scan the cars coming through the ports of entry and that is to detect guns, its like an electronic dog almost to detect drugs, guns and contraband.

  4. Debbie Rich:

    It came to become more of a priority with the multiple mistakes of the Iraq invasion and the subsequent loss of American prestige throughout the world, this is one of several fresh ideas proposed in his announcement speech and he is very serious about implementing all of them.

  5. Steve Warren:

    We don't expect either of those to be up and running for several more weeks.

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