What does several mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. several(a)adjective

    (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)adjective

    considered individually

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

  3. several(p)adjective

    distinct and individual

    "three several times"

Wiktionary

  1. severalnoun

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

  2. severalnoun

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

  3. severalnoun

    An enclosed or separate place; enclosure.

  4. severaladverb

    By itself; severally.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Severaladjective

    separate; distinct; particular; single

  2. Severaladjective

    diverse; different; various

  3. Severaladjective

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

  4. Severaladverb

    by itself; severally

  5. Severalnoun

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

  6. Severalnoun

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

  7. Severalnoun

    an inclosed or separate place; inclosure

  8. 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

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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. Robert McKenna:

    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.

  2. Julie Bergman:

    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.

  3. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:

    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.

  4. Marc Anthony:

    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.

  5. Andrew Pincus:

    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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