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Line breaks: sev|eral
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛv(ə)r(ə)l

Definition of several in English:

determiner& pronoun

More than two but not many: [as determiner]: the author of several books [as pronoun]: the programme is one of several in the UK several of his friends attended
More example sentences
  • After all, several of the crew were killed in the torpedo attack and the ship is a war grave.
  • Last week several of the accused companies also said that their product is not at fault.
  • I found that several of the huts had straw in them and that evidently sheep had wandered in.
some, a number of, a few, not very many, a handful of, a small group of, various, a variety of, assorted, sundry, diverse
literary divers


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1Separate or respective: the two levels of government sort out their several responsibilities
1.1 Law Applied or regarded separately. Often contrasted with joint.


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ 'separate, different'.

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