Definitions for fewfyu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fewfyu(adj.; n.; pron.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)not many but more than one:

    Few artists live luxuriously.

  2. (n.)(used with a pl. v.) a small number or amount:

    Send me a few.

  3. the few, a special, limited number; the minority:

    music that appeals to the few.

  4. (pron.)(used with a pl. v.) a small number of persons or things.

    Category: Function Word

Idioms for few:

  1. few and far between,placed at widely separated intervals; not plentiful.

    Category: Idiom

  2. quite a few,a fairly large number; many.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of few:

bef. 900; ME fewe, fēal; OE fēawe; c. OS faho, fā little, OHG fao, fō, ON fārs, Go fawai few

few′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. few(adj)

    a small elite group

    "it was designed for the discriminating few"

  2. few(adj)

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

    "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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. few(adjective)fyu

    not many

    There were only a few people there.; Few of the birds came back.; I'll take a few more if you have any extra.; We had fewer visitors this year.

  2. fewfyu

    after not many have passed

    Every few minutes, she would ask the question again.

  3. fewfyu

    a reasonable number; = some

    I downloaded a few new songs.; There were quite a few people at the meeting.

  4. fewfyu

    emphasizes sth does not occur frequently or in many places

    Good teachers are few and far between.

  5. few(pronoun)fyu

    a small number of people or things

    There were only a few left.; Very few of my friends left our hometown.

  6. fewfyu

    not as many as

    Fewer than 50 people signed the petition.

Wiktionary

  1. few(Pronoun)

    Few people, few things.

    Many are called, but few are chosen.

  2. Few(ProperNoun)

    The pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain

  3. Origin: From fewe, from feaw, from fawaz, from paw-. Cognate with fa, fo, fár, 03460330034503300339, paucus. More at poor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Few

    not many; small, limited, or confined in number; -- indicating a small portion of units or individuals constituing a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few people

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'few' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #177

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'few' in Written Corpus Frequency: #299


Translations for few

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

few(pronoun)

not many; a very small number of

Few people visit me nowadays; every few minutes (= very frequently); Such opportunities are few.

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