Definition of Fewer

1. Adjective. (comparative of 'few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of. "Fewer trains were late"

Language type: Comparative, Comparative Degree
Also: Few, Less
Similar to: Less
Antonyms: More



Definition of Fewer

1. Determiner. The comparative of '''few'''; a smaller number. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fewer

1. few [adj] - See also: few

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fewer

feverroots
fevers
feverweed
feverweeds
feverwort
feverworts
fevery
fevre
few
few-flowered leek
few-flowered sedge
few-flowered sedges
few and far between
fewe
fewel
fewer (current term)
fewest
fewest(a)
fewfold
fewly
fewmet
fewmets
fewness
fewnesses
fewscore
fewter
fewtered
fewtering
fewters
fewtrils

Literary usage of Fewer

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1. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"70, t 157), has fewer leaves from a more slender rootstock, and a nearly rotate ... Seeds much larger and fewer than in the preceding. 3. N. Coulter!, Gray. ..."

2. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"... seem now to claim even fewer votaries in England than they do in France or Germany, and certainly fewer than they do in the United States. VI. ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1905)
"The second and third rooms had fewer children, perhaps forty in each, under equally favorable conditions. I talked with the children in each room about ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"During the year 1889 there were no fewer than 11,- 904 applicants for licenses to prepare and sell ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"546 of the present volume. but in no district does It take so high a place as in Servio, where there are no fewer than 1062 to 1000 inhabitants, ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... of whom no fewer than forty were sons of the Protestant gentry. He held frequent ordinations, celebrated two Provincial Synods, and was untiring in ..."

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