HyperDic: few

English > 2 senses of the word few:
ADJECTIVEallfewa quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'a'
NOUNgroupfewa small elite group
few > pronunciation
Soundsfyuw'
Rhymesanew ... Yue: 59 rhymes with yuw...
English > few: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningA quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'a'; a small but indefinite number.
Examples
  • "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"
Attribute ofnumerousness, numerosity, multiplicityA large number
Narrowera few, a couple ofMore than one but indefinitely small in number
hardly aVery few
See alsofewer(comparative of 'few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of
somequantifier
OppositemanyA quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'as' or 'too' or 'so' or 'that'
Spanishmenos, poco
Catalanpocs
Nounsfewa small elite group
fewnessthe quality of being small in number
English > few: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA small elite group.
Example"it was designed for the discriminating few"
Broaderelite, elite groupA group or class of persons enjoying / enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
Spanishminoría
Adjectivesfewa quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'a'

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