Definition of Several

1. Adjective. (used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many. "Several people were injured in the accident"

Similar to: Some



2. Adjective. Considered individually. "The various reports all agreed"
Exact synonyms: Respective, Various
Similar to: Individual, Single

3. Adjective. Distinct and individual. "Three several times"
Similar to: Different

Definition of Several

1. a. Separate; distinct; particular; single.

2. adv. By itself; severally.

3. n. Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.

Definition of Several

1. Determiner. (obsolete) Separate, distinct; particular. (defdate 15th-19th c.) ¹

2. Determiner. A number of different; various. (Now merged into later senses, below) (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Determiner. Consisting of a number more than two or three but not very many; diverse. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

4. Adverb. By itself; severally. (rfex) ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) An area of land in private ownership (as opposed to common land). ¹

6. Noun. Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual. (rfex) ¹

7. Noun. (archaic) An enclosed or separate place; enclosure. (rfex) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Several

1. a few persons or things [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Several

seventy-seventh
seventy-six
seventy-sixth
seventy-third
seventy-three
seventy-two
seventyfold
seventyish
seventysomething
sever
severabilities
severability
severable
severable contract
several (current term)
several(a)
several(p)
several states
severalfold
severalise
severalities
severality
severalize
severalized
severalizes
severalizing
severall
severally
severals

Literary usage of Several

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"And be it further enacted, That so soon as the next and each subsequent enumeration of the inhabitants of the several States directed by the Constitution of ..."

2. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters (1886)
"These particulars then [ie the several virtues and vices and the several acts and affections with which they deal], we will take from the following table. ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William L. Hickey, United States (1847)
"A number of Delegates, chosen and appointed by the several Colonies and ... These extracts show the relative authority or importance of the several States ..."

4. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"A number of Delegates, chosen and appointed by the several Colonies and ... These extracts show the relative authority or importance of the several States ..."

5. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"apply them to particulars [ie to the several virtues and vices]. For in reasoning about matters of conduct general statements are too vague,* ..."

6. Illustrative Cases on Contracts by Archibald Hall Throckmorton, William Lawrence Clark (1913)
"Nor does the covenant contain any words of several liability for rent. The defendants assumed no other obligation than that they and the lessee would pay. ..."

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