Few a. [Compar. Fewer superl. Fewest.] Not many; small, limited, or confined in number; -- indicating a small portion of units or individuals constituting a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few people. “Are not my days few?”
Few know and fewer care. --Proverb.
Note: ☞ Few is often used partitively; as, few of them.
A few, a small number.
In few, in a few words; briefly.
-- No few, not few; more than a few; many.
-- The few, the minority; -- opposed to the many or the majority.
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" [ant: many]
n 1: an indefinite but relatively small number; "they bought a
case of beer and drank a few"
2: a small elite group; "it was designed for the discriminating