Definition of several in English:


Syllabification: sev·er·al
Pronunciation: /ˈsev(ə)rəl

determiner & pronoun

  • More than two but not many: [as determiner]: the author of several books [as pronoun]: Van Gogh was just one of several artists who gathered at Auvers several of his friends attended
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    • 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.


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


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