A few, a small number.In few, in a few words; briefly. Shak.

No few, not few; more than a few; many. Cowper.

(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.

(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.

(Fe"ver*ish), a.

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.

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.

2. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, fever; as, a feverous pulse.

All maladies . . . all feverous kinds.

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. , 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.

Few is often used partitively; as, few of them.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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