ANSWERS: 47
  • A few what? According to my mother three, if by cookie. If she said we could have a couple of cookies, that was two, if she said a few it was three.
  • an indefinite but relatively small number; "they bought a case of beer and drank a few"
  • Few doesn't really have a definite number because it can vary with what you are talking about. There can be a few thousand endangered animals of some species still living. But a if I had few thousand or something else, let's say, houses, then that would defeat the whole idea. Few is an indefinite number attached to the subject that is a considerably small amount into proportion of what it is talking about. (If that makes any sense)
  • More than 2, 2 is a couple, anything more is a few.
  • 2 or 1 out of ten which you can offer.
  • Depends on whether I am talking about Hum-Vees or M&M's. I'd say generally when I say a few, it means less than 10.
  • A few more than one but indefinitely small in number.
  • 3 or more. 2 is a couple.
  • Well, I always thought it was three, since two was a couple, until I had an argument with my father-in-law about it. He won. It is as deaddrunk and others say: 1 : consisting of or amounting to only a small number <one of our few pleasures> 2 : at least some but indeterminately small in number -- used with a <caught a few fish>
  • 3 or more. I use to think it was just 3.
  • I always think of it as 3, nothing above or below that number.
  • My Aunt always told us that a few was eight. I don't know where she heard that, but was very convinced that was the true quantity of a few so that is what I have always believed. My co-workers find it very amusing. :)
  • EXACTLY Three !
  • 3 or 4 but not 2(its a couple) and not 5(5 is a quantity all in its own).
  • about the same as some
  • 3 or above- but less than 8. 8 Equals many.
  • 3 or above- but less than 8. 8 Equals many.
  • Single is one A couple is two Few is three to five Half a dozen is six Several is seven to eleven A dozen is twelve More than twelve is definitely drunk.
  • It IS more than two (a couple) no matter what. I think it depends on what you're talking about... Examples: A few seconds is more than a couple of seconds but less than a minute. A few minutes is more than a couple of minutes but less than an hour. A few hours is more than a couple of minutes but less than a day. A few days is more than a couple of days but less than a week. A few months is more than a couple of months but less than a year. A few years is more than a couple of years but less than a decade. (Although, at times, it can also mean 10, 20, or 30 years - depends on the age of the person stating it.) A few eggs is more than a couple but less than a dozen (usually less than 1/2 dozen, too). A few people is more than a couple, but less than a crowd or mob. A few things are more than a couple, but less than a "bunch" (which depends on the things in question - a few paperclips can be MANY more than a few cars...) It's all relative. ;-)
  • Three to five.
  • 1) "Determiner few 1. More than one, but not as many as usual or as expected. There are few people who understand quantum theory. 2. (meteorology) (not comparable) (Of the sky) one eighth to two eighths obscured by clouds 3. (meteorology) (not comparable) (Of clouds) covering one eighth to two eighths of the sky 4. An indefinite small number of things or people. I don't know how many drinks I've had, but I've had a few. I was expecting lots of people at the party, but few turned up. - Usage notes Few is used with plural nouns only. With uncountable nouns, little should be used. Few, to some people, normally indicates a quantity of three." Source and further information: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/few 2) the difference between your and their idea of "a few moments" is impoliteness... ;-)
  • I think 3 or 4 since 2 is a couple and I think of 5 to 7 as several and after that, many, a bunch, a crap load.
  • More than a couple, less then a bunch, less than alot, around the same a several.
  • Well after having a few drinks and thinking about this for a few minutes... I've even researched a few responses and articles about this matter and it seems that few if any have any clue what a few means. So Im gonna have a few more and nap for a few minutes until its time to go work. Then Im gonna watch the cardinals beat the eagles by a few points at the game on Sunday! Sincerely A man of few words
  • A handfull more than a couple........? :D
  • A few is always less than 5 and more than 2. In our base 10 world, when the number of items are rounded off, anything 5 and over becomes 10. Since a few is assoicated with a small amount it must be less than 5. and since 1 is 1 and 2 is always a couple, that only leaves 3 and 4 to be concidered a few. It makes no matter if you are talking about a few thousand. It's still more than 2 thousand and less than 5 thousand.
  • more than "a couple" but far less than "half"
  • I could say the following things: I saw a film. I saw a couple of films. I saw a few films. I saw several films. I saw many films. Thus, few is less than several, which is in turn less than many. I think 3 to 6 is a good guess. I think the context can influence our expectations of what a few might mean. I also think that the whole point of using the word a "few" is that the person speaking does not want to think about the exact number, or they can not remember the exact number, or the exact number is not especially relevant.
  • Whatever's in your wallet ;)
  • Not as many as several.
  • More than two, but less than most.
  • 3-5. After that it becomes several.
  • More than a couple, and less than several. It may also mean "some" or a very small number compared with the whole: e.g., the Roman Republic was an oligarchy (government by the few) in which the few (about 1800 men) controlled the government over the many (about 30 million).
  • More than a couple but less than 'some'.
  • It depends entirely on the context. A small proportion of the whole. "Most people in this country support one of the main political parties, but a few will go for the extremes." In this context 'a few' could mean hundreds of thousands.
  • 2 or 3
  • Depending on the context, usually about 3 to 5
  • Three.
  • no more than 5 but more than 2. So 3 or 4. 2<x<5 If I wanted 2 I would say "couple" "pair" etc. If I wanted one I would ask for "single" "one" etc. 6 would be "half dozen" and 5 is generally called a "handful"
  • i think its 2
  • Well, it's definately more than a couple and I'm pretty sure it's less than a handful.
  • More than a couple.

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