Crossword clues for sever
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sever \Sev"er\, v. i.
To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate.
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.
Sever \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.]
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. 49.
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.
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. 22.
(Law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, from Anglo-French severer, Old French sevrer "to separate" (12c., later in French restricted to "to wean," i.e. "to separare from the mother"), from Vulgar Latin *seperare, from Latin separare "to separate" (see separate (v.)).
vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cut free. 2 (context intransitive English) To suffer disjunction; to be parted or separated. 3 (context intransitive English) To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish. 4 (context legal English) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate.
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Usage examples of "sever".
I should hereafter act in contravention of this abjuration, I here and now bind and oblige myself to suffer the due punishments for backsliders, however sever they may be.
Gordon realized the improbability of this small abrasion severing the plastic.
Soul towards the higher, the agent, and except in so far as the conjunction is absolutely necessary, to sever the agent from the instrument, the body, so that it need not forever have its Act upon or through this inferior.
Reaching home after the flight from New Orleans, Sarchi grabbed her neuro anatomy text and read about the ansa lenticularis, the fiber bundle Latham was going to sever to treat Drew.
In her case, in addition to severing the fibers of the ansa, it was necessary to ablate some cells in the substantia nigra that were sending out conflicting signals.
And but a few months ago that assegai, which old Sigananda knew again, thrown by the hand of the Inkosazana-y-Zulu, drew blood from my body after the white man, Macumazahn, had severed its shaft with his bullet.
Had not a momentary impulse tempted me to sing my favorite ditty to the harpsichord, to beguile the short interval, during which my hostess was conversing with her visitor in the next apartment, I should have speeded to New-York, have embarked for Europe, and been eternally severed from my friend, whom I believed to have died in phrenzy and beggary, but who was alive and affluent, and who sought me with a diligence, scarcely inferior to my own.
Very few depict scenes of John being beheaded, or feature his severed head, for it is only in those places where he is particularly venerated that such imagery is deemed appropriate.
Dean clearly saw an armless man stumbling and screaming in the street, the severed brachial arteries pumping his blood away in bright spurts.
A wash of hot blood poured down the sword as I severed his brachial artery.
Quite similar fibrillar movements seem to be made by the tongue in bulbar paralysis, and in the case of dogs and guinea-pigs whose hypoglossus has been severed.
If coming out into civvies had been a shock to Dillon, it must have been traumatic for Harry, like being severed from the umbilical cord all over again.
He stared at the body of the young crofter, lying just outside the blackened door, the head half severed.
Caxton spent the war years in the States, he never severed his ties with a guy called Roger Dequoy, who was later identified as one of the worst collaborators in the art world.
At long last Ill be able to sever my connection with this dodgy family and return to a career which doesnt involve laundering money for the criminal underworld.