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).

    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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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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. The FTC:

    Several individuals have reportedly faced criminal charges for allegedly contacting or attempting to contact minors using Wildec's apps.

  2. Steffen Seibert:

    VW has a duty to clear this up transparently and comprehensively, the chancellor has said several times in the past she expects future structures to stop something like this from happening again. It's important to create structures to avoid such cases.

  3. Greg Abbott:

    It worked every well in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna because several weeks after ... the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 and the hospitalizations for Covid-19 actually declined.

  4. Joe McCann:

    … Over time, people have a conscious and want to talk about something they saw [ or ] heard that they did n’t feel comfortable talking about several years ago, now it’s their opportunity to do so and regrettably, I would say it’s probably the last opportunity. I ca n’t see this case getting publicity another 10 years from now.

  5. Tapan Kumer Dey:

    Several teams are desperately trying to determine the immediate impact. We are closely monitoring the situation as this is a major disaster, we have spotted dolphins coming out of the water for air and going down again in some places.

Images & Illustrations of several

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