Definition of several
- federal union of the several states
- specialists in their several fields
- several pleas
- moved several inches
It took several days for the package to arrive.
He arrived several hours ago.
We added several more names to the list.
The meat can be cooked several ways.
There are several similar stores at the mall.
a federal union of the several states
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: more than two but not very many
: different and separate
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