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adjective, few路er, few路est.
not many but more than one: Few artists live luxuriously.
noun
(used with a plural verb) a small number or amount: Send me a few.
the few, a special, limited number; the minority: That music appeals to the few.
pronoun
(used with a plural verb) a small number of persons or things: A dozen people volunteered, but few have shown up.
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Idioms about few

    few and far between, at widely separated intervals; infrequent: In Nevada the towns are few and far between.
    quite a few, a fairly large number; many: There were quite a few interesting things to do.

Origin of few

before 900; Middle English fewe,Old English f膿awe; cognate with Gothic fawai; akin to Latin paucus few, paulus little, pauper poor, Greek pa没ros little, few

OTHER WORDS FROM few

o路ver路few, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for few

few
/ (fju藧) /

determiner
noun
the few a small number of people considered as a classthe few who fell at Thermopylae Compare many (def. 4)

Derived forms of few

fewness, noun

Word Origin for few

Old English f膿awa; related to Old High German fao little, Old Norse f膩r little, silent

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