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Definition for: few

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
face tell because #177: few whom love far

Etymology

Old English fēaw

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /fjuː/ , SAMPA: /fju:/
  • Rhymes: -uː

Adjective

few ( comparative fewer , superlative fewest )

  1. More than one, but not as many as usual or as expected.
    There are few people who understand quantum theory.

Usage notes

Translations

more than one, but not as many as usual or as expected

  • Albanian: pak
  • Arabic, Egyptian: شوية (šuwayya)
  • Catalan: poc
  • Croatian: malo
  • Danish: få
  • Dutch: weinig
  • Esperanto: malmulta
  • Finnish: harva, vähän, muutama
  • French: peu
  • German: wenig
  • Hungarian: kevés
  • Ido: poka
  • Indonesian: sedikit
  • Italian: poco
  • Japanese: 少し (すこし, sukoshi)
  • Korean: 적다 (jeokda)
  • Norwegian: få
  • Polish: mało, niewiele
  • Portuguese: pouco
  • Russian: немногий (nemnogij)
  • Spanish: poco
  • Swedish: få
  • Telugu: కొద్ది (koddi), కొలది (koladi)

Related terms

Noun

few ( uncountable )

  1. An indefinite small number of things or people.
    I don't know how many drinks I've had, but I've had a few .
  2. A small elite group.
    He flew spitfires with the few .

Translations

small number

elite group

Pronoun

few

  1. A small number of things or people.
    I was expecting lots of people at the party, but few turned up.

Translations

  • Italian: pochi

Other Translations for "few"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codefew
Hex66 65 77
Pig Latinewfay

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