- 1not many people, things, or places Very few of his books are worth reading. You can pass with as few as 25 points. (formal) Few will argue with this conclusion.
- 2a few a small number of people, things, or places; some I recognized a few of the other people. I've seen most of his movies. Only a few are as good as his first one. Could you give me a few more details?
- 3 fewer not as many as Fewer than 20 students passed all their courses. There are no fewer than 100 different species in the area. Look at the note at less.
- 4the few used with a plural verb to mean “a small group of people” Real power belongs to the few. She was one of the chosen few (= the small group with special rights). Idioms
to have had enough alcohol to make you drunk
have had a few (too many) (informal)jump to other results
a fairly large number I've been there quite a few times. Quite a few people are going to arrive early.
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