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Meaning of SEVER

Pronunciation:  'sevur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cut off from a whole; "His head was severed from his body"
  2. [v]  set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"

SEVER is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: lop
 See Also: cut, disunite, divide, part, separate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sev"er\, v. t. [imp. &. p. p. {Severed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Severing}.] [OF. sevrer, severer, to separate, F. sevrer to
    wean, fr. L. separare. See {Separate}, and cf. {Several}.]
    1. 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.
             The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked
             from among the just.                  --Matt. xiii.
    2. To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to
       cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg.
             Our state can not be severed; we are one. --Milton.
    3. To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt.
             I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in
             which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall
             be there.                             --Ex. viii.
    4. (Law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to
       sever an estate in joint tenancy. --Blackstone.
  2. \Sev"er\, v. i.
    1. To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to
       be separated; to part; to separate. --Shak.
    2. To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
             The Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel
             and the cattle of Egypt.              --Ex. ix. 4.
             They claimed the right of severing in their
             challenge.                            --Macaulay.