The word fewest has two meanings. The first meaning is that the word refers to a small number. In this context, fewest usually refers to a number that is smaller than a certain number.

  • Fewest means the least number.

  • The fewest number of candidates were chosen for the job.

Definition of fewest


(superlative of `few' used with count nouns and usually preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the smallest in number

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Example Sentences for fewest

  • 1

    The disease is symmetrical and leads to severe deformity in a few years.

  • 2

    I'll reply to a few more of these, with some trepidation.

  • 3

    Rowdy and KC are some of the few left on the track.

  • 4

    The event begins with a few interviews with some of the participants.

  • 5

    Of the few survivors of the Pleasure Cults, some remained sane.

  • 6

    In a few cases in the past this has led to some acrimony.

  • 7

    Some reviewers had at least a modicum of praise for a few of the effects.

  • 8

    A few photos of some of the toys wouldn't go amiss either.

  • 9

    The Time article was just a few pithy quotes and some history.

  • 10

    It wasn't like some of the travails I have been through in the past few days.