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sev·er·al

 (sĕv′ər-əl, sĕv′rəl)
adj.
1. Being of a number more than two or three but not many: several miles away.
2. Respectively different; various: They parted and went their several ways. See Synonyms at distinct.
3. Law Regarded as separate, especially with regard to tort liability or legal obligation, such that each individual involved is fully responsible for the liability or obligation.
4. Archaic Single; distinct: "Pshaw! said I, with an air of carelessness, three several times" (Laurence Sterne).
pron. (used with a pl. verb)
An indefinite but small number; some or a few: Several of the workers went home sick.

[Middle English, separate, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin sēparālis, sēperālis, from Latin sēpar, from sēparāre, to separate; see separate.]

sev′er·al·ly adv.

several

(ˈsɛvrəl)
determiner
a. more than a few; an indefinite small number: several people objected.
b. (as pronoun; functioning as plural): several of them know.
adj
1. (prenominal) various; separate: the members with their several occupations.
2. (prenominal) distinct; different: three several times.
3. (Law) law capable of being dealt with separately; not shared. Compare joint15
[C15: via Anglo-French from Medieval Latin sēparālis, from Latin sēpār, from sēparāre to separate]

sev•er•al

(ˈsɛv ər əl, ˈsɛv rəl)

adj.
1. being more than two but fewer than many in number or kind: several ways to do the same thing.
2. respective; individual: They went their several ways.
3. separate; different: several occasions.
4. single; particular.
5. Law. binding two or more persons who may be sued separately on a common obligation.
n.
6. several persons or things; a few; some.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin sēparālis= Latin sēpar separate + -ālis -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.several - (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"
some - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity; "have some milk"; "some roses were still blooming"; "having some friends over"; "some apples"; "some paper"
2.several - considered individuallyseveral - considered individually; "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed"
individual, single - being or characteristic of a single thing or person; "individual drops of rain"; "please mark the individual pages"; "they went their individual ways"
3.several - distinct and individual; "three several times"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"

several

adjective
1. some, a few, a number of, a handful of, many, manifold I had lived two doors away from his family for several years.
pronoun
1. various, different, diverse, divers (archaic), assorted, disparate, indefinite, sundry one of several failed attempts

several

adjective
1. Consisting of a number more than two or three but less than many:
2. Distinguished from others by nature or qualities:
Translations
عِدَّةعَدِيدعدَدٌ من، بَعْض
několikpár
fleremange
erimitumõnedmõni
usea
nekoliko
egyéniegyeskülönbözőkülönfélenéhány
nokkrirnokkrir, fáeinir
いくつかの数個
몇몇몇몇의
daživairāki
nekajveč
flera
มากกว่าสองหลาย
birkaçbirkaçıbazıları
vài

several

[ˈsevrəl]
A. ADJ
1. (in number) → varios
several timesvarias veces
several hundred peoplevarios cientos de personas
2. (frm) (= separate) → diverso
their several occupationssus diversas ocupaciones
they went their several waystomaron cada uno su camino
B. PRONvarios
several of them wore hatsvarios (de ellos) llevaban sombrero

several

[ˈsɛvrəl]
adj
pronplusieurs mpl/fpl
several schools → plusieurs écoles
several hours later → plusieurs heures après
He returned home several hours later → Il est rentré plusieurs heures après.
several times → plusieurs fois
several of us → plusieurs d'entre nous
several of them → plusieurs d'entre eux
I've seen several of them → J'en ai vu plusieurs.

several

adj
(= some)einige, mehrere; (= different, diverse, various)verschiedene; I went with several othersich ging mit einigen or ein paar anderen zusammen; I’ve seen him several times/several times alreadyich habe ihn einige Male gesehen/schon mehrmals or mehrere Male gesehen; there are several ways of doing itdas kann man auf mehrere or verschiedene Arten machen; I’ll need several moreich brauche noch einige
(dated: = respective) → jeweilig; they went their several waysjeder ging seinen Weg, sie gingen ihrer Wege (old)
proneinige; several of the houseseinige (der) Häuser; several of useinige von uns

several

[ˈsɛvrl]
1. adjparecchi/ie pl, diversi/e pl
several times → diverse volte
2. pronparecchi/ie pl, alcuni/e pl
several of us → parecchi di noi, alcuni di noi

several

(ˈsevrəl) adjective
more than one or two, but not a great many. Several weeks passed before he got a reply to his letter.
pronoun
some or a few. Several of them are ill; Of the eggs, several were broken.

several

عِدَّة, عَدِيد několik flere, mange einige, mehrere κάμποσος, μερικοί varios usea plusieurs nekoliko parecchi いくつかの, 数個 몇몇, 몇몇의 een paar, verscheidene flere, solidarisk kilku, osobny muitos, vários другой, несколько flera มากกว่าสอง, หลาย birkaç vài 数个, 若干个

several

a. varios-as, muchos-as, algunos-as.
References in classic literature ?
The smallness of the company made it necessary for the two principal actors to take several parts apiece, and they certainly deserved some credit for the hard work they did in learning three or four different parts, whisking in and out of various costumes, and managing the stage besides.
For several weeks the tall dark girl and the doctor were together almost every day.
Perhaps by this time the party may be organized--this magazine is several months old.
Grandfather put on silver-rimmed spectacles and read several Psalms.
By dint of straining that term out of myself several times and tapping the old gentleman on the chest to associate it with him, I at last succeeded in making my meaning understood.
Bates, my master, encouraged me, and by him I was recommended to several patients.
If those who are inclined to consult their jealousy only, would exercise it in a careful inspection of the several State constitutions, they would find little less room for disquietude and alarm, from the latitude which most of them allow in respect to elections, than from the latitude which is proposed to be allowed to the national government in the same respect.
The recommendatory act of Congress is in the words following: "WHEREAS, There is provision in the articles of Confederation and perpetual Union, for making alterations therein, by the assent of a Congress of the United States, and of the legislatures of the several States; and whereas experience hath evinced, that there are defects in the present Confederation; as a mean to remedy which, several of the States, and PARTICULARLY THE STATE OF NEW YORK, by express instructions to their delegates in Congress, have suggested a convention for the purposes expressed in the following resolution; and such convention appearing to be the most probable mean of establishing in these States A FIRM NATIONAL GOVERNMENT:
It seemed to me that the man did not understand French; for several times I made remarks in a loud voice, which must have drawn from him some involuntary sign of attention, if he had understood them; but he remained undisturbed and dumb.
Once more, the Epic imitation has less unity; as is shown by this, that any Epic poem will furnish subjects for several tragedies.
As he was pursuing his lonely course up the Green River valley, he described several horsemen at a distance, and came to a halt to reconnoitre.
As we approached it, Mehevi and several chiefs showed themselves from the piazza, and called upon us loudly to come to them.