for the few 少数者のための.
|a góod féw…||èvery féw|
|féw and fár betwéen||nó féwer than…|
|nòt a féw…||ònly a féw…|
|quìte a féw…||sòme féw…|
|nòt a féw||ònly a féw|
|quìte a féw||sòme féw|
few (and far between)
出典:『Wiktionary』 (2013/10/06 04:15 UTC 版)
From Middle English fewe (“few”), from 古期英語 fēawa, fēawe, fēa (“few”), from Proto-Germanic *fawaz (“few”), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₁w- (“few, small”). Cognate with Old Saxon fā (“few”), Old High German fao, fō (“few, little”), Old Norse fár (“few”), Gothic (fawai, “few”), Latin paucus (“little, few”). More at poor.
- (preceded by another determiner) An indefinite, but usually small, number of.
- 2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
- (used alone) Not many; a small (in comparison with another number stated または implied) but somewhat indefinite number of.
- (meteorology, of clouds) (US?) Obscuring one eighth to two eighths of the sky.
- Tonight: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight.
- NOAA definition of the term "few clouds": An official sky cover classification for aviation weather observations, descriptive of a sky cover of 1/8 to 2/8. This is applied only when obscuring phenomenon aloft are present--that is, not when obscuring phenomenon are surface-based, such as fog.
- (meteorology, of rainfall with regard to a location) (US?) Having a 10 percent chance of measurable precipitation (0.01 inch); used interchangeably with isolated.
- Few is used with plural nouns only; its synonymous counterpart little is used with uncountable nouns.
- Although indefinite in nature, a few is usually more than two (two often being referred to as "a couple of"), and less than "several". If the sample population is say between 5 and 20, a few would mean three or four, but no more than this. However, if the population sample size were in the millions, "a few" could refer to several hundred items. In other words, few in this context means a very very small percentage but way over the 3 or 4 usually ascribed to it its use with much much smaller numbers.
- Few is grammatically affirmative but semantically negative, and it can license negative polarity items. For example, lift a finger usually cannot be used in affirmative sentences, but can be used in sentences with few.
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A few days ago
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A few days in advance
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