Meaning of FEW in English


Pronunciation: ' fyü

Function: pronoun, plural in construction

Etymology: Middle English fewe, pronoun & adjective, from Old English f ē awa; akin to Old High German f ō little, Latin paucus little, pauper poor, Greek paid-, pais child, Sanskrit putra son

Date: before 12th century

: not many persons or things < few were present> < few of his stories are true>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.