few·er | \ˈfyü-ər, ˈfyu̇r\

Definition of fewer 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a smaller number of persons or things

fewer

adjective

Definition of fewer (Entry 2 of 2)

comparative of few

Less vs. Fewer: Usage Guide

Adjective

The traditional view is that less applies to matters of degree, value, or amount and modifies collective nouns, mass nouns, or nouns denoting an abstract whole while fewer applies to matters of number and modifies plural nouns. Less has been used to modify plural nouns since the days of King Alfred and the usage, though roundly decried, appears to be increasing. Less is more likely than fewer to modify plural nouns when distances, sums of money, and a few fixed phrases are involved less than 100 miles an investment of less than $2000 in 25 words or less and as likely as fewer to modify periods of time. in less (or fewer) than four hours

First Known Use of fewer

Pronoun, plural in construction

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fewer was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for fewer

fewer

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fewer

: not so many : a smaller number of

fewer

pronoun
few·er | \ˈfyü-ər \

Kids Definition of fewer

: a smaller number Fewer got injured this year.

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