Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.
- quite a variety
- quite a number
- a small number
- a minority
- different ones
- not too many
- various ones
Separate, distinct; particular. [15th-19th century]
Consisting of a number more than two or three but not very many; diverse. [from 17th century]
Other Word Forms of Several
Origin of Several
Middle English separate from Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin sēparālis, sēperālis from Latin sēpar from sēparāre to separate separate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Norman several, from Medieval Latin sÄ“parālis, from Latin sÄ“par (“separate").
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