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Definition of "several" []

  • Being of a number more than two or three but not many: several miles away. (adjective)
  • Single; distinct: "Pshaw! said I, with an air of carelessness, three several times” ( Laurence Sterne). (adjective)
  • Respectively different; various: They parted and went their several ways. See Synonyms at distinct. (adjective)
  • Law Relating separately to each party of a bond or note. (adjective)
  • An indefinite but small number; some or a few: Several of the workers went home sick. (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "several" in a sentence
  • "I think if several citizens in every Congressional district in the country contacted the office of their Congressional representatives to inform them that when the PUBLIC SERVANT returns home to make their next hometown public appearance, __several large gentlemen from the local neighborhood are making serious plansto lay hands on them with the intent to execute a Citizens Arrestand deliver them tothe local constabulary for processing and Felony chargesunder the US Code."
  • "Thus, the time taken to reach the climax, or last act of the performance, may be a few seconds, or several minutes, may require a mere half dozen motions, or _several hundred!"
  • "But he had to shout his name several times, even though he was standing in front of her."