A: “Several” is used to mean more than “some” but less than “many.” Again, there is no exact number. The dictionary says it means more than a few but not a great number. A couple means two.
Also question is, how many is several weeks?
Two is a "couple" and more than two or three is several. If you eat four donuts you can say you had several but you may have had too many — especially if you get a stomach-ache. Several is a word that shows size or number when you can't be specific or when you want to summarize.
What constitutes several?
A couple means two. A few means a small number. (“ I have fewer than you”/”they are few and far between”) Several, according to its dictionary definition means “more than two but not many”, so a few but not a couple.
What is the difference between a couple and several?
“Just a couple.”).) Likewise, “several” is an adjective, so it doesn't need anything before it or between it and the modified noun. It is used to refer to an indefinite amount more than one (usually more than two), typically more than “a few” but less than “many”.