What does several mean?

Definitions for severalˈsɛv ər əl, ˈsɛv rəl

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"


  1. several(Noun)

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

  2. several(Noun)

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

  3. several(Noun)

    An enclosed or separate place; enclosure.

  4. several(Adverb)

    By itself; severally.

  5. Origin: From several, from separalis, from separ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Several(adj)

    separate; distinct; particular; single

  2. Several(adj)

    diverse; different; various

  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

  4. Several(adverb)

    by itself; severally

  5. Several(noun)

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

  6. Several(noun)

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

  7. Several(noun)

    an inclosed or separate place; inclosure

  8. Origin: [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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carol Ross:

    We’ve had several calls.

  2. Gary Juffa:

    Informed that several were shot.

  3. Tiffany Elliott:

    There are several good cops out there.

  4. Aoi Sedarat:

    There are several ways this can happen.

  5. John Stephenson:

    Clearly several levers were working quite well.

Images & Illustrations of several

  1. severalseveralseveral

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