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 : (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" [ant: more(a)]