What does the word several mean?

Usage examples for several

  1. He was upon several of the most important committees. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  2. He went up and down the room several times, and then came and stood by her side again. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  3. Here he waited several months. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman