1. [ adjective ] (quantifier used with count nouns; often preceded by `a') a small 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"

Related terms: many a_few hardly_a some fewer numerousness
2. [ noun ] an indefinite but relatively small number

"they bought a case of beer and drank a few"

Related terms: small_indefinite_quantity
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11873
4. [ noun ] (sociology) a small elite group

"it was designed for the discriminating few"

Related terms: elite
Similar spelling:   Fe