Definition of Sever

1. Verb. Set or keep apart. "Sever a relationship"

Exact synonyms: Break Up
Generic synonyms: Disunite, Divide, Part, Separate
Related verbs: Discerp, Lop
Derivative terms: Severance



2. Verb. Cut off from a whole. "The soul discerped from the body"
Exact synonyms: Discerp, Lop
Generic synonyms: Cut
Related verbs: Break Up
Derivative terms: Lopper, Severance, Severing

Definition of Sever

1. v. t. To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body.

2. v. i. To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate.

Definition of Sever

1. Verb. (transitive) To cut free. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To suffer disjunction; to be parted or separated. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sever

1. to divide or cut into parts [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sever

seventy-nine
seventy-ninth
seventy-one
seventy-oneth
seventy-second
seventy-seven
seventy-seventh
seventy-six
seventy-sixth
seventy-third
seventy-three
seventy-two
seventyfold
seventyish
seventysomething
sever (current term)
severabilities
severability
severable
severable contract
several
several(a)
several(p)
several states
severalfold
severalise
severalities
severality
severalize

Literary usage of Sever

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1. Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal Institution of by Friedrich Max Müller (1866)
"Present Imperfect sever-im, I love sever-di-m, I loved sever-sen sever-di-fi sever sever-di sever-iz sever-di-k (iniz) sever-siz sever-di-niz sever-ler ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"Municipal corporations <g=425(l)—That sale for street improvement would sever integral part of railway does not invalidate assessment. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1902)
"I think it is not quite fair to mass all the alternating current motors. I wish that Mr. sever had separated the ... While Mr. sever mentions that the ..."

4. The Great Rebellion: A History of the Civil War in the United States by Joel Tyler Headley (1866)
"In carrying out his siege "operations, therefore, it was plain that the first «tep to be taken was to sever the communications which united Richmond with ..."

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