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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).

    Etymology: From several, from separalis, from separ.

  2. severalnoun

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

    Etymology: From several, from separalis, from separ.

  3. severalnoun

    An enclosed or separate place; enclosure.

    Etymology: From several, from separalis, from separ.

  4. severaladverb

    By itself; severally.

    Etymology: From several, from separalis, from separ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Severaladjective

    separate; distinct; particular; single

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  2. Severaladjective

    diverse; different; various

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  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

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  4. Severaladverb

    by itself; severally

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  5. Severalnoun

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

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  6. Severalnoun

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

    Etymology: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]

  7. Severalnoun

    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

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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. Anthony Fauci:

    I think its pretty clear that if its in places like California, and New York and Colorado... that pretty soon its going to be in several more states.

  2. Ali Alfoneh:

    There are several major Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf region which serve as shipping points for Iran's armed transportation to the region.

  3. Akin Unver:

    The security situation is both very chaotic and hard to monitor due to the tandem operation of several PKK-inspired, or directly PKK-linked sub-groups.

  4. Matt Weik:

    I know certain restaurants that are going to do 1,000 meals a day [ in ] July, August and September, and I know, after several years, that they're going to need this much ground pork and this much pork chops every two weeks.

  5. Sir Thomas Beecham:

    Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.

Images & Illustrations of several

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    repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
    • A. couvade
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    • C. epiphora
    • D. tithe

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