What does the word sever mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To disjoin; separate; part.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Severance.

Usage examples for sever

  1. Now, after all this age of loving, shall a trifle sever us? – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  2. He violently opposed her choice of the religious life, but no earthly power, she declared, should sever her from it. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  3. Oh no, quoth she, his name both far and wide Shall there be known, all learning thither brought, Nor shall these long and tedious ways forever Your world and theirs, their lands, your kingdoms sever. – Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso