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 for Few
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Few \Few\ (f[=u]), a. [Compar. Fewer (f[=u]"[~e]r); superl.
     Fewest.] [OE. fewe, feawe, AS. fe['a], pl. fe['a]we; akin
     to OS. f[=a]h, OHG. f[=o] fao, Icel. f[=a]r, Sw. f[*a], pl.,
     Dan. faa, pl., Goth. faus, L. paucus, cf. Gr. pay^ros. Cf.
     Paucity.]
     Not many; small, limited, or confined in number; --
     indicating a small portion of units or individuals
     constituting a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few
     people. "Are not my days few?" --Job x. 20.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Few know and fewer care.                 --Proverb.
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     Note: Few is often used partitively; as, few of them.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     A few, a small number.
  
     In few, in a few words; briefly. --Shak.
  
     No few, not few; more than a few; many. --Cowper.
  
     The few, the minority; -- opposed to the many or the
        majority.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  few
      adj 1: a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is
             often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number; "a
             few weeks ago"; "a few more wagons than usual"; "an
             invalid's pleasures are few and far between"; "few roses
             were still blooming"; "few women have led troops in
             battle" [ant: many]
      n 1: a small elite group; "it was designed for the
           discriminating few"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "few":
     cursory, depthless, footling, handful, hardly any, inconsequential,
     inconsiderable, insignificant, least, little, littlest, low,
     lowest, meager, miniature, minim, minimum, negligible,
     no great shakes, not many, occasional, of small number, petty,
     picayune, picayunish, precious little, rare, scarce, scarcely any,
     scattering, seldom, shallow, short, shortest, skin-deep, slightest,
     small, smallest, smatter, smattering, spatter, spattering,
     sporadic, sprinkling, superficial, tiny, trifling, trivial,
     uncommon, unfrequent
  
  

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