adjective, few·er, few·est.
Origin of few
Related formso·ver·few, adjective
Examples from the Web for fewest
Notably, the states with the fewest of these professionals also have the worst breastfeeding outcomes.
This was the fifth Super Bowl in which a team allowing the fewest points during the season opposed a team scoring the most points.The Impossible Super Bowl Score: First 43-8 Football Game in a Century|Evin Demirel|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the Seattle Seahawks led the league in fewest yards allowed per game, 273.6, and average points given up per game, 14.4.
In that same span the team that allowed the fewest points in the league has made to the big game 15 times and won 12.
It requires the mental discipline to compress thoughts into the fewest possible words.
They were also further in favor of this number as it left the fewest fractions.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The most happy man is he who has the fewest wants, and who has the most numerous means of satisfying them.The System of Nature, Volume 1|Paul Henri Thiery (Baron D'Holbach)
Use the fewest dishes possible in cooking and you will lighten your labor.
Prostitution is not an easy or agreeable subject to treat; it will be disposed of, therefore, in the fewest words possible.Twentieth Century Socialism|Edmond Kelly
I give the arrangement requiring the fewest possible current English coins—fifteen.The Canterbury Puzzles|Henry Ernest Dudeney
British Dictionary definitions for fewest
- a small number of; hardly anyfew men are so cruel
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)many are called but few are chosen
- a small number ofa few drinks
- (as pronoun; functioning as plural)a few of you
- at great intervals; widely spaced
- not abundant; scarce
Derived Formsfewness, noun
Word Origin for few
Idioms and Phrases with fewest
In addition to the idioms beginning with few
- few and far between
- few bricks shy of a load
- few words
- a few
- bricks shy of a load, (a few)
- of few words
- precious few
- quite a bit (few)