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Meaning of “several” in the English Dictionary

"several" in British English

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severaldeterminer, pronoun

uk   /ˈsev.ər.əl/  us   /-ɚ-/
A2 some; an ​amount that is not ​exact but is fewer than many: I've ​seen "Gone with the Wind" several ​times. Several ​people have ​complained about the ​plans. Several of my ​friends are ​learningEnglish.
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severaladjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈsev.ər.əl/  us   /-ɚ-/ formal
separate or different: We are ​striving to ​reach an ​agreement which will ​satisfy the several ​interests of the ​partiesconcerned.
(Definition of several from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"several" in American English

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severaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsev·rəl, -ər·əl/
(of an ​amount or ​number) more than two and fewer than many; some: I’ve ​seen "​Star Wars" several ​times.

severalpronoun

 us   /ˈsev·rəl, -ər·əl/
some of the ​people or things: Several in the ​building have ​complained about the ​fumes.
(Definition of several from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “several”
in Korean 여러가지의, 여러…
in Arabic عِدّة…
in Malaysian agak banyak…
in French plusieurs…
in Russian несколько…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一些, 幾個…
in Italian parecchi, diversi…
in Turkish bir kaç…
in Polish kilka, kilku…
in Spanish varios…
in Vietnamese vài, dăm ba…
in Portuguese vários…
in Thai หลาย ๆ…
in German mehrere…
in Catalan diversos…
in Japanese いくつかの(someよりも多く、3~10くらいの数を指す場合が多い)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一些, 几个…
in Indonesian beberapa…
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