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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Several  \Sev"er*al\,  adv 
  By  itself  severally.  [Obs.] 
 
  Every  kind  of  thing  is  laid  up  several  in  barns  or 
  storehoudses  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Several  \Sev"er*al\,  n. 
  1.  Each  particular  taken  singly;  an  item;  a  detail;  an 
  individual.  [Obs.] 
 
  There  was  not  time  enough  to  hear  .  .  .  The 
  severals.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Persons  oe  objects,  more  than  two  but  not  very  many 
 
  Several  of  them  neither  rose  from  any  conspicuous 
  family,  nor  left  any  behind  them  --Addison. 
 
  3.  An  inclosed  or  separate  place  inclosure.  [Obs.] 
 
  They  had  their  several  for  heathen  nations,  their 
  several  for  the  people  of  their  own  nation. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  {In  several},  in  a  state  of  separation.  [R.]  ``Where  pastures 
  in  several  be.''  --Tusser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Several  \Sev"er*al\,  a.  [OF.,  fr  LL  separalis  fr  L.  separ 
  separate,  different.  See  {Sever},  {Separate}.] 
  1.  Separate;  distinct;  particular;  single. 
 
  Each  several  ship  a  victory  did  gain.  --Dryden. 
 
  Each  might  his  several  province  well  command,  Would 
  all  but  stoop  to  what  they  understand.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Diverse;  different;  various.  --Spenser. 
 
  Habits  and  faculties,  several,  and  to  be 
  distinguished.  --Bacon. 
 
  Four  several  armies  to  the  field  are  led.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Consisting  of  a  number  more  than  two  but  not  very  many 
  divers;  sundry;  as  several  persons  were  present  when  the 
  event  took  place 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  several 
  adj  1:  considered  individually;  "the  respective  club  members"; 
  "specialists  in  their  several  fields";  "the  various 
  reports  all  agreed"  [syn:  {respective(a)},  {several(a)}, 
  {various(a)}] 
  2:  distinct  and  individual;  "three  several  times"  [syn:  {several(p)}] 
  3:  (used  with  count  nouns)  of  an  indefinite  number  more  than  2 
  or  3  but  not  many  "several  letters  came  in  the  mail"; 
  "several  people  were  injured  in  the  accident"  [syn:  {several(a)}] 




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