(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"
respective(a), several(a), various(a)(adj)
"the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed"
distinct and individual
"three several times"
An area of land in private ownership (as opposed to common land).
Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.
An enclosed or separate place; enclosure.
By itself; severally.
Origin: From several, from separalis, from separ.
separate; distinct; particular; single
diverse; different; various
consisting of a number more than two, but not very many; divers; sundry; as, several persons were present when the event took place
by itself; severally
each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual
persons oe objects, more than two, but not very many
an inclosed or separate place; inclosure
Origin: [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ separate, different. See Sever, Separate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'several' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #338
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'several' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1155
The numerical value of several in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of several in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- بعض, عدةArabic
- бер нисәBashkir
- einige, mehrereGerman
- diversa, kelkajEsperanto
- varios, variasSpanish
- mitu, eri, mõniEstonian
- plizyèHaitian Creole
- különféle, saját, számos, különböző, egyéni, önálló, többHungarian
- 数個, 別々, それぞれの, いくらかの, 個別, 独自, 異なった, めいめいの, 数人Japanese
- неколку, некоj, некоиMacedonian
- fler, flereNorwegian
- diversos, diverso, vários, muitos, distintoPortuguese
- câteva, câțivaRomanian
- различный, некоторый, несколькоRussian
- nekoliko, nekiSerbo-Croatian
- çeşitli, birkaç, muhtelifTurkish
- کئی, بہت سےUrdu
- dăm, vài, một sốVietnamese
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