several

/ˈsɛvərəl/

  • more than two but not very many
    1. It took several days/weeks for the package to arrive.
    2. He arrived several hours ago.
    3. several million people
    4. We added several more names to the list.
    5. The meat can be cooked several ways.
    6. There are several similar stores at the mall.
  • different and separate
    1. a federal union of the several states
    2. After college, we each went our several ways. [=(more commonly) went our separate ways; stopped being together]