several


several
several DETERMINER & PRONOUN more than two but not many.
ADJECTIVE separate or respective.
DERIVATIVES severally adverb.
ORIGIN Old French, from Latin separ 'separate, different' .

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  • Several — Sev er*al, adv. By itself; severally. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Every kind of thing is laid up several in barns or storehoudses. Robynson (More s Utopia). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • several — /sev euhr euhl, sev reuhl/, adj. 1. being more than two but fewer than many in number or kind: several ways of doing it. 2. respective; individual: They went their several ways. 3. separate; different: several occasions. 4. single; particular. 5 …   Universalium

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