quite a few

quite a few or quite a number also  {formal} not a few  {n.} or  {adj. phr.}
Rather a large number; more than a few.
Quite a few went to the game.
The basket had quite a few rotten apples in it.
- The phrase "quite a number" is used like an adjective only before "less", "more".
Few people saw the play on the first night but quite a number more came on the second night.
- Sometimes used like an adverb.
We still have quite a few more miles to go before we reach New York.
Syn.: GOOD MANY, NOT A FEW. Compare: A FEW, A NUMBER.
Categories: adjective formal noun

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