Adjective "Several" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈsɛv(ə)r(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

pronoun & determiner

More than two but not many.
  1. as pronoun 'the programme is one of several in the UK'
  2. 'We have forced a lower council tax rate on them while delivering several of our key initiatives.'
  3. 'The young mother moved to Glasgow with her family from Pakistan several years ago.'
  4. 'She also shops for several other neighbours who have difficulty managing on their own.'
  5. 'Indeed such a suggestion is inconsistent with several of the paragraphs in question.'
  6. 'Mr Ahmed estimates it will cost him several hundred pounds to repair the damage.'
  7. 'This dreamer received a promotion when several others in her department were laid off.'
  8. 'She expects several of her friends to be at the leisure centre to cheer her on.'
  9. 'The Gospels are rendered into several of these languages and printed by the Society.'
  10. 'I found that several of the huts had straw in them and that evidently sheep had wandered in.'
  11. 'In many ways she became his muse, and his love for her is commemorated in several of his later works.'

adjective

Separate or respective.

    Definitions

    1. being more than two but fewer than many in number or kind: several ways of doing it.

    2. respective; individual: They went their several ways.

    3. separate; different: several occasions.

    4. single; particular.

    5. Law. binding two or more persons who may be sued separately on a common obligation. noun

    6. several persons or things; a few; some.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be several in/at/on times."

    "people can be several in/at/on days."

    "somes can be several in/at/on yesterdays."

    "prices can be several in/at/on times."

    "fuels can be several in/at/on times."

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    Origin

    Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ ‘separate, different’.