—adj. 1. not many but more than one: Few artists live luxuriously. 2. few and far between, at widely separated intervals; infrequent: In Nevada the towns are few and far between.
—n. 1. (used with a pl. v.) a small number or amount: Send me a few. 2. quite a few, a fairly large number; many: There were quite a few interesting things to do. 3. the few,a special, limited number; the minority: That music appeals to the few.
—pron. (used with a pl. v.) a small number of persons or things: A dozen people volunteered, but few have shown up.