(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.
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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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
This result opens up the potential to develop a novel anti-cancer drug that is derived from a common condiment that could have a lasting impact on treating several cancers.
She has been declining for the last couple of years, and in the last several weeks, it was clear that she was getting ready to leave, and she died very peacefully without any pain or struggle, my father and I were with her, and it was beautiful, and she looked beautiful, and it was very peaceful.
John Kerry cannot come on May 30. It's postponed, it will take place, it will take place in the course of the summer, this initiative is necessary because if nothing happens, if there is no strong French initiative, then colonization, attacks, terrorist attacks and several conflicts are going to continue.
This award honors artists whose outstanding careers have influenced several generations, tonight, this honor is given to a man with an admirable and moving voice, a true master whose talent has left forever a mark on the world of music and in our hearts.
We're going to see over the next several years a lot of rule makings and a lot of legal challenges, which will make settling this question about scope of remedy critically important.
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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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