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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sev·er·al /ˈsɛvrəl, ˈsɛvə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sev·er·al a.
 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.
    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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 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.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: considered individually; "the respective club members";
             "specialists in their several fields"; "the various
             reports all agreed" [syn: respective(a), several(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)]