What does several mean?

Definitions for several
ˈsɛv ər əl, ˈsɛv rəlsev·er·al

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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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say several in sign language?

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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. Sergio Ermotti:

    The case will now be transferred to the Court of Appeals which will hear the trial again in full. This process is expected to take several years, the superficial nature of the verdict is astounding and does not even pretend to address the arguments we presented during the five weeks of the trial. This will need to be covered by the appeals court.

  2. Bashar Ja'afari:

    We do not expect him to sulk, we do not expect him to withdraw as he has done several times.

  3. Aqua Expeditions:

    There were no passengers aboard Aqua Amazon during the time of the incident but of the 17 crew members aboard, four are still missing and several others were rushed to the hospital to treat injuries according to Travel Market Report. All efforts are being made to get a better understanding of the status of the missing crew. The entire operations team is on the ground providing logistical support with local emergency services.

  4. David Goodfriend:

    Several years ago we saw more people getting into trouble with [opioids], and ending up in the emergency room and dying.

  5. Elise Armacost:

    (Cesnik) was a nun. The church was her life and the people important to her were in the church, the theory that she was killed because she knew something about abuse that was going on by priests within the church continues to be a theory, but is not the only theory. It continues to be one of several theories.

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