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fewer, comparative; fewest, superlative;
  1. The minority of people; the elect
    • - a world that increasingly belongs to the few
  1. A small number of
    • - may I ask a few questions?
    • - I will recount a few of the stories told me
    • - many believe it but only a few are prepared to say
  2. Used to emphasize how small a number of people or things is
    • - he had few friends
    • - few thought to challenge these assumptions
    • - very few of the titles have any literary merit
    • - one of the few who survived
    • - a population of fewer than two million
    • - sewing was one of her few pleasures
    • - ask which products have the fewest complaints

  1. a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number; "a few weeks ago"; "a few more wagons than usual"; "an invalid's pleasures are few and far between"; "few roses were still blooming"; "few women have led troops in battle"
  2. a small elite group; "it was designed for the discriminating few"
  3. a few(a): more than one but indefinitely small in number; "a few roses"; "a couple of roses"
  4. (fewness) the quality of being small in number
  5. Quantity is a kind of property which exists as magnitude or multitude. It is among the basic classes of things along with quality, substance, change, and relation. Quantity was first introduced as quantum, an entity having quantity. ...
  6. The Few is a term used to describe the Allied airmen of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) who fought the Battle of Britain in the Second World War. It comes from Winston Churchill's phrase "never was so much owed by so many to so few".
  7. Few people, few things; An indefinite, but usually small, number of; Not many; a small (in comparison with another number stated or implied) but somewhat indefinite number of; (US?) Obscuring one eighth to two eighths of the sky; (US? ...
  8. The amount of sky cover for a cloud layer between 1/8th and 2/8ths, based on the summation layer amount for that layer.
  9. [JP 1-02] (DoD) In air intercept usage, seven or fewer aircraft. See also many (raid size).
  10. adj kelkaj; a few days ago antaŭ kelkaj tagoj
  11. illnesses.  Hale means _____________________________.
  12. indicated in time, not over an area
  13. Indicating timing not an area.
  14. adj. & n. not many (few doctors smoke; visitors are few). (as pl.) 1 (prec. by...