The definition of several is more than two but a small number, or separate people or things.(adjective)
Several is defined as a small, undefined number that is greater than two.(pronoun)
An example of several is five people leaving early; several left early.
See several in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < Anglo-Fr < ML separalis < L separ, separate, back-form. < separare: see separate
See several in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, separate
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Medieval Latin sēparālis, sēperālis
Origin: , from Latin sēpar
Origin: , from sēparāre, to separate; see separate.
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