How many hours are considered several?

several Add to list Share. Two is a “couple” and more than two or three is several. If you eat four donuts you can say you had several but you may have had too many — especially if you get a stomach-ache. Several is a word that shows size or number when you can’t be specific or when you want to summarize.

How many times is several?

By definition, several means three or more (but often less than many, which we will cover next.) So, if several party-goers out of a group of nine were intoxicated, several could correctly be translated as three or four. If five party-goers were intoxicated, that would usually be stated as most.

Does several mean a few?

Verdict: in common use, several is often more than a couple and a few, though it is sometimes the same as both and occasionally more than a few.

How many is a few and several?

She thinks “a few” refers to “maybe 2-3 items” while “several” refers to “maybe 3-6.” Her husband says “a few” is 4-7 items. Few is the opposite of many. It derives from words having the meaning of “small” and “little.” It is related to Latin paucus (little, few) and even puer (child/boy).

How many does several mean?

The dictionary defines Several as more than two but not many. a number of, a few, not very many, a handful of, a small group of. I’d take that to mean more than 2 less than 10. Several, few, handful, bunch and some.

How long is considered several minutes?

It means 6 minutes and 38 sec.

How do you use several?

Several means that there are more than two or three but still not many.

It must be followed by a plural noun.
  1. I have several assignments due this week.
  2. There are several types of ice cream to choose from.
  3. My boyfriend gave me several gifts for Christmas.
  4. There are several things I’d like to discuss in our meeting.

How much is a multiple?

: the number found by multiplying one number by another 35 is a multiple of 7.

Is multiple more than 2?

a combining form meaning “many,” “much,” “multiple,” “many times,” “more than one,” “more than two,” “composed of many like parts,” “in many respects,” used in the formation of compound words: multiply; multivitamin.

Is several different correct?

It’s perfectly correct. While, based on Ngrams, multiple different is a construction which has seen a fairly recent increase in use, starting in roughly 1980, many different means essentially the same thing and has been around for many years.

What does Term Several mean?

1 : consisting of more than two but not very many several people several minutes. 2 : separate or distinct from others : different federal union of the several states.

What word type is several?

As detailed above, ‘several’ can be a determiner, an adverb or a noun. Determiner usage: Several people were present when the event took place. Determiner usage: joint and several liability.

Does several include 2?

1 Answer. being more than two but fewer than many in number or kind: several ways of doing it. Several is used to refer to a number of people or things that is not large but is greater than two.

Why do people use several?

Several is used to refer to an imprecise number of people or things that is not large but is greater than two. I had lived two doors away from this family for several years. Several blue plastic boxes under the window were filled with record albums. Several hundred students gathered on campus.

What is between several and many?

“Several” is used to mean more than “some” but less than “many.” Again, there is no exact number. The dictionary says it means more than a few but not a great number.

How many is various?

of different kinds, as two or more things; differing one from another: Various experiments have not proved his theory.

What does a couple of hours mean?

A couple of hours connotes a time period of about two hours, maybe one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half hours. A few hours is more vague; its meaning depends on context.

Whats the meaning of 3?

1 : a number that is one more than 2 — see Table of Numbers. 2 : the third in a set or series the three of hearts. 3a : something having three units or members. b : three-pointer.