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Meaning of few

few

Pronunciation: (fy), [key]
— adj., n., pron. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. not many but more than one: Few artists live luxuriously.
  2. at widely separated intervals; infrequent: In Nevada the towns are few and far between.
—n.
  1. a small number or amount: Send me a few.
  2. a fairly large number; many: There were quite a few interesting things to do.
  3. a special, limited number; the minority: That music appeals to the few.
—pron.
  1. a small number of persons or things: A dozen people volunteered, but few have shown up.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • few (Thesaurus)