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Meaning of “few” - Learner’s Dictionary

few

quantifier     /fjuː/
a few
A2 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.Small in number and quantity
quite a few/a good few
A2 quite a large number of: Quite a few people have had the same problem.Large in number or quantity
B1 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.Small in number and quantity
few and far between
not happening or existing very often: Opportunities like this are few and far between.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
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