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English adjective: few

1. few a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number

SamplesA 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.

Similara couple of, a few, hardly a

See alsofewer, some

Attributemultiplicity, numerosity, numerousness


English noun: few

1. few (group) a small elite group

SamplesIt was designed for the discriminating few.

Broader (hypernym)elite, elite group

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