|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"
|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"