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}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just. --Matt. xiii. 49. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg. [1913 Webster]

Our state can not be severed; we are one. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Severing — 1928 Carl Wilhelm Severing (* 1. Juni 1875 in Herford; † 23. Juli 1952 in Bielefeld) war ein sozialdemokratischer Politiker. Er galt als Vertreter des rechten Parteiflügels. Über Jahrzehnte kam ihm im Parteibezirk Ostwestfalen und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Severing — Severing,   Carl, Politiker, * Herford 1. 6. 1875, ✝ Bielefeld 23. 7. 1952; Schlosser; Mitglied der SPD, zunächst Gewerkschaftssekretär, dann Redakteur der sozialdemokratischen »Volkswacht«, 1907 12 und 1920 33 Mitglied des Reichstags, 1919 20… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • severing — noun the act of severing (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑severance • Derivationally related forms: ↑sever, ↑sever (for: ↑severance) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Severing — Разрезка; отрезка; рубка …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Severing — auf eine rheinische Mundartform von Severin (vgl. rhein. Wing für hd. Wein) zurückgehender Familienname …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • severing — sev·er || sevÉ™(r) v. cut, cleave; separate, set apart; be separated, be set apart; terminate …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Severing, Carl — (1875 1952)    politician; Prussian Interior Minister during most of the Republic. Born to a working class home in Herford, he apprenticed as a locksmith before joining the SPD and the metalworkers union in 1893. Settling in Bielefeld, he became… …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • Severing, Carl — ▪ German politician born June 1, 1875, Herford, Ger. died July 23, 1952, Bielefeld, W.Ger.       German politician who was a leading member of the Social Democratic Party during the Weimar Republic and longtime minister of interior of Prussia… …   Universalium

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