Is “several” more than ten or less?
I'd start several at around half a dozen- some teach it as sev- as in seven, which seems about right.
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) The posters have given us excellent answers.
(2) I just wanted to most respectfully remind you that if you
wish to speak perfect "book English," some strict teachers tell
us to use "fewer" with count nouns.
(At the supermarket. Tom is waiting in a long line.)
Tom: Why are you standing in this line?
Martha: Because I want to pay for my food items, of course.
Tom: Oh, there's the express line over there:"Ten items or fewer."
You don't have to wait in this long line with people who have 10
items or more.
Martha: Thank you so much.
Tom: You're welcome. I guess your husband is waiting for you in
the parking lot.
Martha: I'm not married.
Tom: Oh, really? I'm not married, either. After we check out, would you
like to get a cup of coffee?