sever

Definitions

  • the Name of Kheops Drawn in Red on Several Blocks Of the Great Pyramid
    the Name of Kheops Drawn in Red on Several Blocks Of the Great Pyramid
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sever cut off from a whole "His head was severed from his body","The soul discerped from the body"
    • v sever set or keep apart "sever a relationship"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

SEVERE, BUT FLATTERING SEVERE, BUT FLATTERING
Showing an edifice of several storeys Showing an edifice of several storeys
A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well
I've seen the imperial family several times I've seen the imperial family several times

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 10% of the 100,000 thunderstorms that occur in the USA every year are classified as severe.
    • Sever To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg. "Our state can not be severed ; we are one."
    • Sever (Law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy.
    • Sever To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt. "I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there."
    • Sever To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish. "The Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt.""They claimed the right of severing in their challenge."
    • Sever To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body. "The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just."
    • Sever To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. It can weigh several tons and grow to more than fifty feet in length
    • sever To separate; part; put or keep distinct or apart.
    • sever To part, sunder, or divide; separate into two or more parts: as, to sever the body or the arm at a single stroke.
    • sever To separate from the rest: said of a part with reference to the whole or main body of anything: as, to sever the head from the body.
    • sever To separate; disjoin; referring to things that are distinct but united by some tie.
    • sever To distinguish; discriminate; know apart.
    • sever In law, to disunite; disconnect; part possession of.
    • sever To separate; part; go asunder: move apart.
    • sever To make a separation or distinction; distinguish.
    • sever To act separately or independently.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Dead Sea has been sinking for last several years
    • v.t Sever sev′ėr to separate with violence: to cut apart: to divide:
    • v.i Sever to make a separation, to act independently: to be rent asunder
    • v.t Sever sev′ėr (B.) to keep distinct
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Quotations

  • Daniel Boone
    Daniel Boone
    “I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “Friendship should be more than biting time can sever.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea%20Dworkin
    “Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. sevrer, severer, to separate, F. sevrer, to wean, fr. L. separare,. See Separate, and cf. Several
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sevrer, to wean—L. separāre, to separate.

Usage

In literature:

Severe Sickness of La Salle.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
They contained some fine statues and several fountains, and were altogether laid out with much taste.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The steward immediately showed him into his cabin, where for a short time he was engaged in arranging several cases and other articles.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
Several other shells were fired in the direction taken by the natives, who immediately scampered off, leaving several dead behind them.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
The ships received several severe blows from masses of ice of the largest size.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
They slept there for several halves.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
The pursuit was growing warm, and the next day the advance of the Union troops was checked in several places and severe skirmishes resulted.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
He had penetrated 500 miles when the severity of the weather compelled him to wait for a less severe temperature.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Several boys were together, and one of them several years older than I.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Several millions of dollars are in the treasury ruins.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
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In poetry:

Across the cruel hills, that stern and steadfast
Sever you and me,
Tell me sometimes of your peaceful, blessed
Life upon the sea!
"Land-Bound" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
No more I'll grieve o'er thy fair form
For which I'm called for age to sever;
I meet thee in the spirit warm
And we are closer now than ever.
"To Nettie" by Aaron Southwick
There is a hand that wields a brand,
That hand unsheathed it never, never,
But to descend, with lightning flash,
The bonds of tyranny to sever.
"The Isles of Greece" by Janet Hamilton
Can I forget the trembling tear
That seem'd to say we part for ever ;
And plainly told the hidden fear
That Fate the bands of Love would sever ?
"The Sailor-----Song" by Laura Sophia Temple
We speak, yet ye are dumb! How dread
This deep, stern silence of the Dead!
The whispers of the Grave, severe,
The listening Soul alone can hear!
"Inscription For A Rural Cemetery" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
``But though we two be severed quite,
Your holy words will sound between
Our lives, like stream one hears at night,
Louder, because it is not seen.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Lightwire Theatre creators Eleanor and Ian Carney, who have performed in Destrehan several times, will appear on "America's Got Talent" tonight.
LOS GATOS, Calif — FoodLink here said Tuesday that it has reached a 10-year agreement to provide an online buying platform for several categories of fresh product for Ahold USA.
Syrian rebels captured an air defense base east of Aleppo on Friday as government forces battled insurgents on several fronts across the country, activists said.
A few young men saw flood channel rapids as an opportunity for some water escapades as severe weather swept through the Las Vegas area on Wednesday.
A former Holland man who was accused of being New York's " Dapper Groper" -- a person wanted for several cases of groping women in Manhattan earlier this year -- has been cleared of all charges, several media outlets are reporting.
Many organizations have equipment that is several years old, maybe even several decades old.
Emergency crews comb through some of the damage after a severe storm hit in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012, in Harrisrbug, Ill. A severe pre-dawn storm pounded portions of southern Illinois on Wednesday.
We fully understand the severity of the economic issues facing Michigan, and while we agree with several of the Governor's proposed policy changes, his budget is something we cannot accept.
We've seen Dierks Bentley's beloved dog Jake in several of Dierks' music videos and on several red carpets.
In this video, watch him throw one into a cup several times in several ways.
In a game featuring several big plays and several weather delays, the Herrin Tigers outlasted Murphysboro 31-28 to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
Several trails in the forest sustained severe damage when Irene dumped more than 10 inches of rain per hour in the area in August 2011.
Depending on the severity of the incident, the post-traumatic stress reactions may last anywhere from a few days to several months.
YOUTH DEER seasons went well for several kids who spent valuable time outdoors with their fathers over the last several weekends.
If you attended several games, sew several rags together to make a towel.
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In science:

Several components can listen to the same slot, and a component can listen to several slots.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
We observe several elementary relations and consequences, and we prove several useful equivalent formulations.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
In general, a semisimple complex algebra has several distinct real forms: one compact and several non–compact ones distinguished by their character (trace of the metric).
Lectures on random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
Reviewing all these application within several lectures is impossible even though several related topics are considered in this volume by Boris Altshuler and Jac Verbaarschot.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
For the comparisons with several preceding results, we treat several versions of the optimal rate in this section.
Second order asymptotics in fixed-length source coding and intrinsic randomness
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