Definition of Fewest

1. Adjective. (superlative of 'few' used with count nouns and usually preceded by 'the') quantifier meaning the smallest in number. "The fewest birds in recent memory"

Language type: Superlative
Antonyms: Most



Definition of Fewest

1. Determiner. (form of superlative few); the smallest number. ¹

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Definition of Fewest

1. few [adj] - See also: few

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fewest

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

Literary usage of Fewest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Complete Algebra by Edward Olney (1881)
"Addition is the process of combining several quantities, so that the result shall express the aggregate value in the fewest terms consistent with the ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"He, who drives his ball into the hole with fewest strokes, is the winner. ... "and the contest is, who shall hit the two posts in the fewest strokes, ..."

3. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"... tracts of land with the fewest holders. n Areas of forest land comprising most of the lumber supply of the United States. The 18 States possessing the ..."

4. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms by Charles Buck (1831)
"... of strong sense and good understandings ; cunning is often to be met with in brutes themselves, and in persons who are but the fewest removes from them. ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"... the fewest practicable subjects of taxation which will serve tor the general distribution of the burden. " In dealing with the uncivilized tribes of the ..."

6. Studies in Theism by Borden Parker Bowne (1879)
"... difficulties and implications of these views, we decide for the one we have presented as the most rational, and as attended with fewest difficulties. ..."

7. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1878)
"J tainly it is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he say all that he has to say in the fewest possible words, or reader is sure to skip them ..."

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