(Fe"ver), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fevered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fevering.] To put into a fever; to affect
with fever; as, a fevered lip. [R.]
The white hand of a lady fever thee.Shak.
(Fe"ver*et) n. A slight fever. [Obs.] Ayliffe.
(Fe"ver*few) n. [AS. feferfuge, fr. L. febrifugia. See fever, Fugitive, and cf. Febrifuge.]
(Bot.) A perennial plant (Pyrethrum, or Chrysanthemum, Parthenium) allied to camomile, having finely
divided leaves and white blossoms; so named from its supposed febrifugal qualities.
1. Having a fever; suffering from, or affected with, a moderate degree of fever; showing increased heat
and thirst; as, the patient is feverish.
2. Indicating, or pertaining to, fever; characteristic of a fever; as, feverish symptoms.
3. Hot; sultry. "The feverish north." Dryden.
4. Disordered as by fever; excited; restless; as, the feverish condition of the commercial world.
Strive to keep up a frail and feverish bing.Milton.
Fe"ver*ish*ly, adv. Fe"ver*ish*ness, n.
(Fe"ver*ous) a. [Cf.F. fiévreux.]
1. Affected with fever or ague; feverish.
His heart, love's feverous citadel.Keats.
2. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, fever; as, a feverous pulse.
All maladies . . . all feverous kinds.Milton.
3. Having the tendency to produce fever; as, a feverous disposition of the year. [R.] Bacon.
(Fe"ver*ous*ly), adv. Feverishly. [Obs.] Donne.
(Fe"ver*wort`) n. See Fever root, under Fever.
(Fe"ver*y) a. Feverish. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Few) a. [Compar. Fewer ; superl. Fewest.] [OE. fewe, feawe, AS. feá, pl. feáwe; akin to OS.
fah, OHG. fo fao, Icel. far, Sw. få, pl., Dan. faa, pl., Goth. faus, L. paucus, cf. Gr. pay^ros. Cf.
Paucity.] Not many; small, limited, or confined in number; indicating a small portion of units or individuals
constituing a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few people. "Are not my days few?" Job x. 20.
Few know and fewer care.Proverb.
Few is often used partitively; as, few of them.
A few, a small number. In few, in a few words; briefly. Shak.
No few, not few; more than a few; many. Cowper.