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several adj
1 considered individually; "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed" [syn: respective(a), several(a), various(a)]
2 distinct and individual; "three several times" [syn: several(p)]
3 (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" [syn: several(a)]

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From etyl xno several, from mediaeval etyl la separalis, from Latin separ.


  • /ˈsɛvɹəl/, /"sEvr@l/
  • Hyphenation: sev·er·al


  1. Consisting of seven a divers; sundry;
    Several people were present when the event took place.
  2. Separate; distinct; particular; single.
    joint and several liability
  3. Diverse; different; various.
  4. Of people or objects, more than two, but not very many.
    One chair was in the hallway, and several were scattered around the waiting room.


consisting of a number more than two, but not very many
  • Finnish: usea
  • Russian: несколько
separate; distinct; particular; single
  • Russian: некоторый
diverse; different; various
  • Russian: различный
of people or objects, more than two, but not very many
  • Russian: несколько


  1. By itself; severally.


  1. An area of land in private ownership (as opposed to common land).
  2. Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.
  3. An enclosed or separate place; enclosure.


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