Definition of several
What does the word several mean?
part of speech: adjective, pronoun
Separate, diverse, distinct, individual, respective, (all of us in our s. stations; each has his s. ideal; went their s. ways; indictment of three s. counts; the s. members of the Board; each s. ship sank her opponent; collective& s. responsibility, of persons as a body& as individuals; joint& s. bond &c., signed by more than one person, of whom each is liable for whole sum; s. estate, not shared with others), whence severally adv.; a few, more than two but not many, (have called s. times; myself& s. others). (Pron.) a moderate number, more than two but not many, of the previously mentioned or implied persons or things (s. of you have seen him; went mushroom-hunting &found s.). [old French]