What does severance mean?

Definitions for severance
ˈsɛv ər əns, ˈsɛv rənssev·er·ance

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word severance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out(noun)

    a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

    "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

  2. severance, severing(noun)

    the act of severing


  1. severance(Noun)

    The act of severing or the state of being severed.

  2. severance(Noun)

    A separation.

  3. severance(Noun)

    A severance payment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Severance(noun)

    the act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation

  2. Severance(noun)

    the act of dividing; the singling or severing of two or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a joint estate


  1. Severance

    Severance is a British-German horror film co-written and directed by Christopher Smith. Co-written with James Moran, it stars Danny Dyer and Laura Harris. The film tells a story of group of co-workers who go to a remote mountain forest in Hungary, where they become victims of murderous attacks. Severance received mostly positive reviews. In 2009, media interest in the film was revived following the alleged copycat murder of a UK teenager.

How to pronounce severance?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say severance in sign language?

  1. severance


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of severance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of severance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of severance in a Sentence

  1. Ryan McKibben:

    I know it's an emotional day, but I want to tell you don't get on social media and attack anybody because it will put your severance in jeopardy.

  2. John Conyers:

    In this case, I expressly and vehemently denied the allegations made against me and continue to do so, that should not be lost in the narrative. The resolution was not for millions of dollars, but rather for an amount that equated to a reasonable severance payment.

  3. Ronan Farrow:

    They had a euphemism at this company called enhanced severance.

  4. Bruno Le Maire:

    No one would understand if the severance pay of Carlos Ghosn were exorbitant, we are going to be extremely vigilant.

  5. Boeing Co:

    Upon his departure, Dennis received the benefits to which he was contractually entitled and he did not receive any severance pay or a 2019 annual bonus.

Images & Illustrations of severance

  1. severanceseveranceseveranceseveranceseverance

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for severance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for severance »


Find a translation for the severance definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these severance definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"severance." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 7 Apr. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/severance>.

Are we missing a good definition for severance? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for severance:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.