What is the
difference between Sever and Severe?
What is the difference between Sever and Severe? :
Sever : (noun)
( 1 ) Divide or break or separate something by cutting
Sever the rope, if you can not unite the knot.
His hand was severed from his arm.
( 2 ) End
He has severed his connection with the firm.
Do not sever relations with her.
( 3 ) Break
The rope severed under the strain.
Severe : (adjective)
( 1 ) Strict or harsh in attitude or treatment, imposing stern discipline
The dacoit was awarded severe punishment by the judge.
You should be severe with your children.
The magistrate was very severe on the thief.
( 2 ) Very bad, intense, difficult, etc…
He had a severe attack of toothache.
( 3 ) Demanding great skills, ability, patience, etc…
That was a severe test of the climbers’ stamina.
There was a severe competition for admission to colleges.
( 4 ) Of style, appearance, clothing, etc…
His plain black dress was too severe for such a cheerful occasion.
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