Question: What Does A Few Mean?

What does give me a few mean?

to give a reprimand.

6 to award or attribute.

to give blame, praise, etc.

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How much is a few minutes?

Well, they could be the same, depending on how exact the speaker is. However, “… couple of minutes…” means two minutes. “A few minutes…” means some short period, probably less than ten, although I have known some folks who would consider a few minutes to stretch out to almost an hour.

Does many mean most?

Let’s say that many means “a significantly large number,” whereas most denotes a group large enough to represent the default case — which will most often but not invariably be more than half (cf Mark’s examples of most = < 50%).

Is a few 3?

While many people would agree that “a few” means three or more, the actual dictionary definition of “a few” is, “not many but more than one.” So, “a few” cannot be one, but it can be as low as two.

Is 3 a couple or a few?

12 Answers. A couple is usually two (a married couple), or sometimes ‘about two’ if you are being vague (a couple of dozen, a couple of inches). A few is more than a couple, but not as many as several. I think Few: 2-3, Couple 4-6, Several 7+.

How many is a few days?

But the phrase can be used as an idiom at times which usually means a few days, ranging from 2 to 5 days. The speaker is not so precise as to how many days it will be, but is sure that it falls between the range of days given. This is correct. “A few” will usually mean two or three, but occasionally many more.

How many is a couple or a few?

Couple is used when referring to two things, as in “a couple of days ago,” whereas few and several are less specific. Few means “not many but some,” as in “The train leaves in a few minutes,” and several denotes more than the words couple and few do but implies lesser than the word many does.

Whats the meaning of 3?

<3 is a heart lying on its side. it means "love."

Does a few mean 2 or 3?

While many would agree that few means three or more, the dictionary definition is, “not many but more than one.” So, a few cannot be one, but it can be as low as two.

Whats is a few?

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. few and far between. : few in number and infrequently met : rare.

Can a few mean 4?

Some insisted “a few” meant three and only three. Some said it meant three or four. Or maybe more. The answer is that there is no hard-and-fast answer.

How much is a few years?

To a twenty-year-old, a few years would be about 3. To an eighty-year-old, a few years could be 20 or more.