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Definitions for fewer
ˈfyu ərfew·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feweradjective

    (comparative of `few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of

    "fewer birds came this year"; "the birds are fewer this year"; "fewer trains were late"


  1. fewer

    The Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER) was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization in response to the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Focusing on conflict early warning, the brainchild of Kumar Rupesinghe, Howard Adelman, and Sharon Rusu, became a network of 35 organisations worldwide and catalysed the creation of early warning and response networks in the Caucasus (led by EAWARN/Russian Academy of Sciences), the Great Lakes region of Africa (led by the Africa Peace Forum), and west Africa (led by West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP).FEWER and its network members publish regular early warning reports from these regions, host strategic roundtables for integrated responses to conflict, and implemented a conflict-sensitive development research programme with Saferworld, International Alert, Africa Peace Forum, Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, and Center for Conflict Resolution.The FEWER Secretariat was first hosted by International Alert in London with funding from the Winston Foundation for World Peace and the Swedish Foreign Ministry. It then moved to independent premises on Brick Lane and was headed until May 2003 by David Nyheim, followed by Georg Frerks and Marcel Smits. In June 2004, the FEWER Board oversaw the closure of the London Secretariat and the decentralisation of early warning activities to FEWER's Moscow and Nairobi offices.


  1. fewer

    Fewer is a comparative term used to indicate a smaller number of persons or things. It is often used in comparison between two quantities, expressing the fact that one quantity is less than the other in number.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FEWER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fewer is ranked #91625 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fewer surname appeared 201 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fewer.

    84.5% or 170 total occurrences were White.
    7.4% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.4% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fewer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3153

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fewer in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fewer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fewer in a Sentence

  1. Andy Kim:

    When you have fewer ISR capabilities and fewer strike capabilities, it's inherently going to put strain on what they can target, so they would certainly want to try to narrow that to their top priorities, to make sure that it's being utilized in the most effective way.

  2. Kim Parker:

    Women are having children later. But when we look at completed fertility, we haven’t seen that they’re necessarily having fewer children, just starting later, it represents a lag, not necessarily a completely different way in approaching family life.

  3. Stefano Domenicali:

    Twenty three races is a very important number of races, no doubt, i would say that this equation will solve itself by the fact that if we’re able to deliver an incredible product, we may go to a situation where maybe we can go back to a fewer number of races.

  4. Daniel Kish:

    I’m not opposed to these things being built, but I have to say to myself: 'The fewer the number, the safer the transportation, which leads me to the pipeline being built.'.

  5. James Park:

    They have lent money against the assets and they have fewer assets now, so the creditworthiness of the company is certainly in question, i would be very surprised if the case is dismissed.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    A wavering
    B contempt
    C tingle
    D elation

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