Being of a number more than two or three but not many: several miles away. Single; distinct: "Pshaw! said I, with an air of carelessness, three several times\u201d ( Laurence Sterne). Respectively different; various: They parted and went their several ways. See Synonyms at distinct. Law Relating separately to each party of a bond or note. An indefinite but small number; some or a few: Several of the workers went home sick.