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 Dictionary entry overview: What does several mean? 

SEVERAL (adjective)
  The adjective SEVERAL has 3 senses:

1. considered individually
2. distinct and individual
3. (used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many

  Familiarity information: SEVERAL used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

SEVERAL (adjective)

Sense 1several [BACK TO TOP]


Considered individually


respective; several; various

Context examples:

the respective club members / specialists in their several fields / the various reports all agreed


individual; single (being or characteristic of a single thing or person)

Sense 2several [BACK TO TOP]


Distinct and individual

Context example:

three several times


different (unlike in nature or quality or form or degree)

Sense 3several [BACK TO TOP]


(used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many

Context examples:

several letters came in the mail / several people were injured in the accident


some (quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity)

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