Definition of sever:
- To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg.
- To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy.
- To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt.
- To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
- 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.
- To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate.
cut off, take apart, dissipate, scatter, disperse, break up, crush, dismember, crack up, study at separate, shiver, burst, collapse, crack, transgress, fragmentise, prune, crash, discerp, dispel, dissolve, carve, clip, pick, recess, decompose, split up, rive, snip, crop, adjourn, calve, shatter, fracture, trim, resolve, smash, destroy, assemble, crock up, cashier, break apart, demolish, disrupt, dress, interrupt, fragmentize, lop, break down, cut back, dissever, bankrupt.
- dissociate (part of speech: verb)
separate (part of speech: verb)
- halve (part of speech: verb)
The calyx and seed cup are covered with prickles: to form these, roll some shreds or strips of light green wax between the marbles moderately warm; sever them into small pieces; hold the thickest end to a lighted candle, and apply each quickly to its proper place.- "The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling", Emma Peachey.
He followed them, and as soon as Miriam found herself alone with Joshua, she said softly, yet earnestly, with beseeching eyes: " A hasty deed was needful to sever the tie that bound us, but a loftier hope unites us.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
Monday, Nov 1, at seven o'clock in the morning, the First Consul mounted his horse, and, escorted by a detachment of the young men of the city, forming a volunteer guard, passed the bridge of boats, and reached the Faubourg Saint- Sever.- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.