several

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
    • adj several considered individually "the respective club members","specialists in their several fields","the various reports all agreed"
    • adj several distinct and individual "three several times"
    • adj several (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"
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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.
    • Several An inclosed or separate place; inclosure. "They had their several for heathen nations, their several for the people of their own nation."
    • adv Several By itself; severally. "Every kind of thing is laid up several in barns or storehoudses."
    • Several Consisting of a number more than two, but not very many; divers; sundry; as, several persons were present when the event took place.
    • Several Diverse; different; various. "Habits and faculties, several , and to be distinguished.""Four several armies to the field are led."
    • Several Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual. "There was not time enough to hear . . . The severals ."
    • Several Persons oe objects, more than two, but not very many. "Several of them neither rose from any conspicuous family, nor left any behind them."
    • Several Separate; distinct; particular; single. "Each several ship a victory did gain.""Each might his several province well command,
      Would all but stoop to what they understand."
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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
    • several Separated; apart; not together.
    • several Individual; not common to two or more; separate; particular.
    • several Different; diverse; various; as, they went their several ways; it has happened three several times.
    • several Single; particular; distinct.
    • several In law, separable and capable of being treated as separate from, though it may be not wholly independent of, another. Thus, a several obligation is one incurred by one person alone, as a bond by a single obligor, or concurrently with others, as in a subscription paper, in which latter case, though his prom ise is in a measure dependent on that of the other subscribers, the obligation of each may be several; while, on the other hand, in a contract by partners or an instrument-expressed to be joint, the obligors are not at common law severally liable, but either has the right to have the others joined in an action to enforce payment. So a several estate is one which belongs to one person alone, and, although it may in a sense be dependent on others, it is not shared by others during its continuance. (See estate, 5.) A joint and several obligation is one which so far partakes of both quali ties that the creditor may in general treat it in either way, by joining all or suing each one separately.
    • several Consisting of or comprising an indefinite number greater than one; more than one or two, but not many; divers.
    • several = Syn. 2–4. Distinct, etc. See different.
    • n several That which is separate; a particular or peculiar thing; a private or personal possession.
    • n several A particular person; an individual.
    • n several An inclosed or separate place; specifically, a piece of inclosed ground adjoining a common field; an inclosed pasture or field, as opposed to an open field or common.
    • n several An outer garment for women, introduced about 1860 and named in France from the English word, in allusion to the different uses to which the garment could be put: its form could be changed by folding, buttoning, etc., so that it should make a shawl, a burnoose, or other garment at pleasure.
    • several Separately; individually; diversely; in different ways.
    • several To divide or break up into severals; make several instead of common.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Dead Sea has been sinking for last several years
    • adj Several sev′ėr-al distinct: particular: different: various: consisting of a number: sundry
    • n Several a woman's loose outer garment, capable of being worn as a shawl, or in other forms
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Quotations

  • 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.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The person who wins may have been counted out several times, but didn't hear the referee.”
  • 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., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ, separate, different. See Sever Separate

Usage

In literature:

Though several of the Englishmen were wounded, and some very severely, not a man had been killed.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
Scarcely one of them escaped a mark, and several of them were severely wounded.
"Our Sailors" by W.H.G. Kingston
Just before dusk Captain Gregory made his appearance, and was seen talking in low whispers to several of the men.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Several smaller vessels sank, and all were severely damaged.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Several shrouds, however, had been severed.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
The cause of variation in quality of the several kinds enumerated arises simply from the difference of climate.
"The Violin" by George Hart
Several were going with the company.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
I went to see him off on the steamer which he kept waiting several hours after the advertised time of departure.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The mustang took several steps, and then the half-breed brought him to an abrupt halt.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
The executioner put this nobleman to considerable pain, by making several strokes before he severed the head from the body.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
There are several hotels of various degrees of cleanliness and several industrial establishments.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Several of her lyrics had for some years appeared in the collections of national poetry.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Several of the colonists were already killed, and many severely wounded.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
The losses in the battle bear witness to a severity in the fighting unusual even in the American Civil War.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Several lighted torches were stuck before her niche.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The captain was instructed to be severe with him.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
While I was sick, several of my nearest friends and patrons sickened in a similar way, only more severely; and one or two of them died.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
There are several species, found in tropical America.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
It was rather slow work, and took several weeks, but it turned out both light and strong.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
No important operation was attempted by the British troops around Lens for several days following, but bombardments were incessant.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
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In poetry:

CHRYSANTHUS.
Most severe will be the battle,
Upon one side their due praises
On the other side thy anger.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Far severed from its parent stem,
That now deserted grew,
A sun created southern gem,
A child of fire end dew!
"The Trees" by Ernest Jones
Talk not of parting, we are one,
And I am with thee ever;
Neither of us can be alone,
Tho' seemingly we sever.
"To A Friend At Sea" by William Crafts
Infinite distance there I see,
And soaring oft see burn
Orion with his belt severe
And sworded brilliance stern;
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
But Reason's voice they would not hear,
For Passion was strong and severe;
Did cause each man to draw his spear,
That shines so bright;
The one did not the other fear,
They sore did fight.
"Passion And Reason" by Susannah Hawkins
I need not say he loved a maid -
His eloquence threw into shade
All others who adored her.
The maid, though pleased at first, I know,
Found, after several years or so,
Her startling lover bored her.
"The Sensation Captain" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

I used to do that on the tablesaw but each time I got several cutoffs flying around my head.
End, Ad Agency Sever Ties.
I've had cats now for several years.
Severe drought, coupled with record high temperatures and high winds, have fueled dozens of fires across Florida this month.
The highway network that is the backbone of the entire Central American economy has been severed in more than a hundred places.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi mused several years ago that high tax rates in Italy made evasion a "natural right.".
Several people along the northeastern coast were reportedly injured and buildings in Tokyo and elsewhere swayed for several minutes USGS RELATED LINKS: » Earthquakes in the last 7 days » GLOBAL QUAKE MAP » ARE YOU PREPARED.
Pakistan suffers from a massive energy crisis, one of several factors contributing to the country's severe economic troubles.
Several severe weather advisories were in effect for Southern California Thursday afternoon, and the wet weather they warn of will likely stick around into the weekend.
Severe thunderstorms spawned a tornado that caused several injuries and damaged homes near this Hill Country town on Tuesday night.
Tornado Watch, Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, more.
If several hundred thousand people are desperate for help, think about several million across the country.
Wonderland employees – some with more than 35 years on the job – were let go without even a severance package when the track closed down abruptly on August 19, according to several sources.
Several ingredients are coming together for what could be a significant outbreak of severe weather.
The KFOX14 Severe Weather Team is reporting a severe weather alert for El Paso, Hudspeth and Lincoln Counties.
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In science:

In the second place we shall have to deal with systems with several components and several phases, and with a general class of equations of state.
Relativistic thermodynamics
We recover several known results, and deduce several interesting consequences concerning solving equations with all real coefficients or complex coefficients which do not seem to be deduced easily from the results in .
A new method of finding all Roots of simple quaternionic polynomials
Using our method, we have recovered several known results, and deduced several very interesting consequences concerning seeking the zeros of a simple quaternionic polynomial which do not seem to be deduced easily from the results in .
A new method of finding all Roots of simple quaternionic polynomials
For example, Chou et al. (2007) measured the MDF for M giant stars at several points along the Sgr leading stream as well as its core; using these data they attempted to reconstruct the MDF that the Sgr stream progenitor would have had several Gyr ago.
Kinematics and Chemistry of Stars Along the Sagittarius Trailing Tidal Tail and Constraints on the Milky Way Mass Distribution
In fact, since the expected number of clauses that each variable supports is λ = (1 + ok (1))k ln 2, it is quite likely that x′ supports several clauses x′ necessitates several further flips.
Catching the k-NAESAT Threshold
Owing to its high sensitivity, the long baseline component of the SKA will be able to perform multi-view in-beam calibration using several compact, closely spaced calibrator sources, the closest of which will be in the order of several arcminutes from the target (see Godfrey et al. 2011).
Very High Angular Resolution Science with the Square Kilometre Array
In addition to that, all the regions are in severe tensions with the bounds imposed by several other experiments, in par ticular XENON-100 and CDMS [16,26] experiments.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)
The choice of Debian as the base distribution plays a role here, as there are already several thousand packages available in the Debian main archive, including several popular scientific codes .
Batch-oriented software appliances
Q0 , the remaining terms in the calculation, namely, the derivatives of logarithm of the severity ˜F (j) and of the x (cid:0)N f (x)F (x)N −1 (cid:1) density of the maximum ∂ k x fX (x) = ∂ k can be readily computed from the derivatives of the severity CDF, also via recursion.
Percentiles of sums of heavy-tailed random variables: Beyond the single-loss approximation
There are several definitions of hyperbolicity at various levels of generality and several equivalences among them .
Vanishing largest Lyapunov exponent and Tsallis entropy
We would like to stress again that we severely overestimated the probability of finding a minimum; as a consequence, the above problem of encountering a large negative contribution to the cosmological constant is more severe in a realistic landscape.
On the Unlikeliness of Multi-Field Inflation: Bounded Random Potentials and our Vacuum
Several proofs depend on the following result, which involves pairwise balanced designs (PBDs) and is a special case of a result (the Replacement Lemma ) that is used in several earlier papers on directed designs.
Smallest defining sets of super-simple 2 - (v, 4,1) directed designs
Notice that this is dependent on L and would suggest that (several) long string-OT pairs can be turned into several (more) bitOT pairs.
Assisted Common Information with an Application to Secure Two-Party Sampling
At larger current (still below jc ), several vortex-antivortex pairs can be formed one after another leading to several voltage pulses per single photon absorption (see dashed curve in Fig. 3(a)).
Spatially-dependent sensitivity of superconducting meanders as single-photon detectors
Several tens to several hundreds of events per year are expected for microwave flux intensities as suggested by laboratory measurements .
The MIDAS telescope for microwave detection of ultra-high energy cosmic rays
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