An indefinite, but usually small, number of. (determiner)
Not many; a small (in comparison with another number stated or implied) but somewhat indefinite number of. (determiner)
(US?) Obscuring one eighth to two eighths of the sky. (determiner)
(US?) Having a 10 percent chance of measurable precipitation (0.01 inch); used interchangeably with isolated. (determiner)
Few people, few things. (pronoun)
Examples of word few
I wish I could place every one before my readers to receive the meed of praise she so richly deserves; only a few, _very few_, names now occur to me.
+Adversative+, meaning of (note) _A few, a little_, vs. _few_ and _little_
And even when these few were gathered together, and under the extraordinary effusion of the Holy Spirit, many were added to them, and "the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and one soul," they were still comparatively but a _few_.
-- A few, a very _few_ weeks, and I am gone from him forever.
It is true, there were a few scraps of putrid fish in the boat, and Tom had found a fishing-line under the bottom-boards forward, so that, having a line and the wherewithal to bait it, they might possibly succeed in catching a _few_ fish.