Meaning of FEW in English

FEW

I

determiner , n. , pronoun

1) relatively ~

2) a ~ of (we saw a ~ of them)

USAGE NOTE: The use of the preposition of is necessary when a pronoun follows. Compare the following constructions with nouns--we saw very ~ students; we saw a ~ ('several') students.

II

n.

1) (a) precious, very ~

2) ( misc. ) to have a ~ too many ('to drink too much'); ~ and far between ('rare'); just a ~, only a ~

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