Fewer vs Fever - What's the difference?

fewer | fever |


As a determiner fewer

is the comparative of few ; a smaller number.

As a noun fever is

fever.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

fewer

English

Determiner

(en-det) (superlative fewest)
  • The comparative of few ; a smaller number.
  • Fewer women wear hats these days.
    There are fewer tigers than there were a hundred years ago.

    Usage notes

    See also

    * less

    fever

    English

    (wikipedia fever)

    Alternative forms

    * fevre (qualifier)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.
  • "I have a fever . I think I've caught a cold."
  • (usually, in combination with one or more preceding words) Any of various diseases.
  • scarlet fever
  • A state of excitement (of a person or people).
  • * Shakespeare
  • an envious fever
  • A group of stingrays.
  • Synonyms

    * (higher than normal body temperature): high temperature, pyrexia (medical term ), temperature * (state of excitement): excitation, excitement, passion

    Derived terms

    * abortus fever * absorption fever * acclimating fever * Aden fever * adynamic fever * aestivoautumnal fever, estivoautumnal fever * African Coast fever * African haemorrhagic fever, African hemorrhagic fever * algid pernicious fever * aphthous fever * ardent fever * arthropod-borne fever * artificial fever * aseptic fever * Assam fever * ataxic fever * autumn fever * barrel fever * Bay fever * beaver fever * benign tertian fever * biduoterian fever * biliary fever * bilious fever * bilious remittent fever * black fever * black fly fever * blackwater fever * blue fever * bouquet fever * boutonneuse fever * bovine ephemeral fever * bovine epizootic fever * bovine infectious petechial fever * bovine malignant catarrhal fever * bovine petechial fever * brain fever, brain-fever * brass founder's fever, brassfounder's fever * Brazilian purpuric fever * breakbone fever * buck fever, buck-fever * Bullis fever * bullous fever * Bunyamwera fever * Burdwan fever * Bwamba fever * cabin fever * cachectic fever, cachexial fever * California valley fever * camp fever, camp-fever * cane-cutter fever * cane-field fever, canefield fever * canicola fever * Cape Horn fever * * Carter's fever * cat-bite fever * catarrhal fever * cat fever * catheter fever * cat scratch fever, cat-scratch fever * central fever * cerebro-spinal fever, cerebrospinal fever * Chagres fever * channel fever * Charcot intermittent fever, Charcot's intermittent fever * Charcot's fever * chikungunya fever * childbed fever * childbirth fever * Choix fever * congestive fever * Congolian red fever * Congo red fever * continued fever, continuous fever * cotton fever * cotton-mill fever * country fever * Crimean fever * Cyprus fever * dance fever * dandy fever, dandy-fever * date fever * day-fever * deer fly fever, deer-fly fever * dehydration fever * dengue fever * desert fever * diary fever * digestive fever * diphasic milk fever * disfever * dock fever * double quotidian fever * drug fever * duck fever * dumdum fever * Dutch type periodic fever * East Coast fever * Ebola fever * Ebola virus fever * elephantoid fever * Elokomin fluke fever * enfever * enteric fever * entericoid fever * entrance fever * ephemeral fever * epimastical fever * eruptive fever * essential fever * exanthematous fever * exsiccation fever * falciparum fever * familial Hibernian fever * familial periodic fever * famine fever * farrowing fever * fatigue fever * * feverable * fever ague * fever and ague * fever-bark * fever blister, fever-blister * fever bush, feverbush * fever-chart * fever-cooling * fevered * feveress * feveret * fever-fly * fever grass * fever-heat * fever-hectic * feverish * feverite * fever lent * feverless * fever-lurdan, fever-lurgan * fever-lurden * fever-lurk * feverly * fever-nut * fever of unknown origin * feverous * fever pitch * fever powder, fever-powder * fever ring * * fever root, fever-root * fever-sick * fever sore, fever-sore * fever therapy * fever thermometer * fever-trap * fever treatment * fever tree, fever-tree * fever twig, fever-twig * fever-weakened * fever-weed * fever-wood * fever-wort, feverwort * fevery * field fever * five-day fever * flood fever * fog fever * Fort Bragg fever * food fever * Fort Bragg fever * Foshay-Mollaret cat-scratch fever, Foshay-Mollaret cat-scratch fever syndrome * foundryman's fever * Gambian fever * gaol fever, gaol-fever * gastric fever * gastric remittent fever * Gibraltar fever * glandular fever * gold fever, gold-fever * grain fever * green fever * haematuric bilious fever, hematuric bilious fever * haemoglobinuric fever, hemoglobinuric fever * haemorrhagic fever, hemorrhagic fever * Hankow fever * harvest fever * Hasami fever * Haverhill fever * hay fever, hay-fever * hectic fever * hempen fever * hepatic intermittent fever * herpetic fever * horse sickness fever * hospital fever * humidifier fever * icterohaemorrhagic fever, icterohemorrhagic fever * Ilheus fever * inanition fever * induced fever * inflammatory fever * intermittent fever * inundation fever * island fever * Jaccoud's dissociated fever * jail-fever, jail fever * Japanese flood fever * Japanese river fever * jungle fever, jungle-fever * jungle yellow fever * Junin fever * Katayama fever * Kedani fever * Kenya fever * Kew Gardens fever * Kinkiang fever * Korin fever * * land fever * Lassa fever * Lassa haemorrhagic fever, Lassa hemorrhagic fever * laurel fever * Lazaret fever * lechuguilla fever * Lombard fever * Lone Star fever * lung fever * malarial fever * malignant catarrhal fever * malignant tertian fever * Malta fever * Manchurian fever * Marseilles fever * marsh fever, marsh-fever * Mediterranean coast fever * Mediterranean erythematous fever * Mediterranean exanthematous fever * Mediterranean fever * meningotyphoid fever * metal fume fever * Meuse fever * Mexican fever * Mianeh fever * miliary fever * milk fever, milk-fever * mill fever * Monday fever * monoleptic fever * Mossman fever * mountain fever * mud fever * mumu fever * Murchison-Pel-Ebstein fever * Murchison-Sanderson fever * nanukayami fever * Neapolitan fever * nervous fever * nine mile fever * nodal fever * Ohio River Valley fever * o'nyong-nyong fever * Oropouche fever * Oroya fever * Pahvant Valley fever * paludal fever * papataci fever, papatasi fever, pappataci fever * papular fever * paratyphoid fever * parenteric fever * parrot fever * parturient fever * Pel-Ebstein fever * periodic fever * petechial fever * Pfeiffer's glandular fever * pharyngoconjunctival fever * phlebotomus fever * pink-fever * pinta fever * pituitous fever * polka fever * polyleptic fever * polymer fume fever * Pomona fever * Pontiac fever * Potomac fever * Potomac horse fever * pretibial fever * prison fever, prison-fever * prison fever typhus * protein fever * puerperal fever * puking fever * purple fever * putrid fever * Pym fever, Pym's fever * pyogenic fever * Q fever * query fever * rabbit fever * rat-bite fever, ratbite fever * recrudescent typhus fever * recurrent fever * recurring fever * red fever * redwater fever * relapsing fever * remittent fever * rheumatic fever * Rhodesian fever, Rhodesian redwater fever * rice-field fever * Rift Valley fever * Rock fever, rock fever * Rocky Mountain fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever * Roman fever * rose fever, rose-fever * Ross River fever * rotanny fever * run a fever * sakushu fever * Salinem fever * salt fever * sand-fly fever, sandfly fever * San Joaquin fever, San Joaquin Valley fever * Santa Marta fever * Sao Paulo fever, * scarlet fever * Schamberg fever * * secondary fever * Sennetsu fever * septic fever * Shar Pei fever * shin bone fever * ship fever, ship-fever * shipping fever * shoddy fever * Sindbis fever * slime fever * slow fever * smelter's fever * snail fever * solar fever * Songo fever * South African tick-bite fever, South African tickbite fever * spelter's fever * spirillary fever * spirillum fever * splenic fever * spotted fever * spottled fever * spring fever * sthenic fever * stockyards fever * steroid fever * stranger's fever * streptobacillary fever * summer fever * sun fever * suppurative fever * surgical fever * swamp fever * swine fever * symptomatic fever * syphilitic fever * Texas cattle fever, Texas fever * therapeutic fever * thermic fever * thirst fever * threshing fever * tick-bite fever * tick-borne fever * tick fever * Tobia fever * traumatic fever * trench fever * trypanosome fever * tsutsugamushi fever * typhoid fever * typhus fever * undifferentiated type fever * undulant fever * undulating fever * upgrade fever * urethral fever * urinary fever * urticarial fever * uveoparotid fever * valley fever * verruga fever * vivax fever * war fever * Wesselsbron fever * West African fever * West Nile fever * Whitmore's fever * winter fever * Wolhynia fever * womb fever * worm fever * wound fever * Yangtze Valley fever * yellow fever * Zika fever * zinc fume fever

    See also

    * hyperthermia

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put into a fever; to affect with fever.
  • a fevered lip
    The white hand of a lady fever thee. — Shakespeare.