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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. Steve Warren:

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

  2. Keely Newman:

    I don’t think eating healthy is a trend, people are awakening to the fact that for several generations they have been eating bad food. We’re going to see McDonald’s and other big players move toward healthier choices. At the end of the day, we’re fulfilling a need and giving people what they demand.

  3. Mark McLaughlin:

    Over the course of several quarters, I have been discussing succession planning with the Board and I couldn't be more pleased that we have found a leader in Nikesh.

  4. John Collomosse:

    One of the forms of tampering we can detect is the removal of short segments of the video. These are temporal tampers. And we can detect up to three seconds of tampering. So, if a video is several hours long and you just remove three seconds of that video, we can detect that.

  5. Cande Ananth:

    Preterm delivery rates have declined between 2005 and 2014 in the Cande Ananth and in several European countries, so reducing the burden of early deliveries, and in turn improving perinatal survival, will be of tremendous benefit to society.

Images & Illustrations of several

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