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FEWER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fewer mean? 

FEWER (adjective)
  The adjective FEWER has 1 sense:

1. (comparative of 'few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of

  Familiarity information: FEWER used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FEWER (adjective)


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Meaning:

(comparative of 'few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of

Context examples:

fewer birds came this year / the birds are fewer this year / fewer trains were late

Similar:

less ((nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer)

Also:

few (a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by 'a'; a small but indefinite number)

less ((comparative of 'little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree)

Domain usage:

comparative (the comparative form of an adjective)

Antonym:

more ((comparative of 'many' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning greater in number)


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