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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (superlative of `few' used with count nouns and usually
            preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the smallest in
            number; "the fewest birds in recent memory" [syn: fewest(a)]
            [ant: most(a)]