Word definition: several

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Webster Dictionary (1913) for several:

\Sev"er*al\, a. [OF., fr. LL. separalis, fr. L. separ
separate, different. See {Sever}, {Separate}.]
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. --Spenser.

         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.

\Sev"er*al\, adv. By itself; severally. [Obs.] Every kind of thing is laid up several in barns or storehoudses. --Robynson (More's Utopia).
\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.'' --Tusser.