a few › some, or a small number of: She's staying at the cottage for a few days. It'll be here in a few minutes. I met a few of the other employees at my interview.
quite a few/a good few › quite a large number of: Quite a few people have had the same problem.
› not many, or only a small number of: We get few complaints. Few of the children can read or write yet. Very few people can afford to pay those prices.
few and far between › not happening or existing very often: Opportunities like this are few and far between.