quite a few

quite a few or quite a number also  {formal} not a few  {n.} or  {adj. phr.}
Довольно большое количество; больше, чем несколько.
Quite a few went to the game.
The basket had quite a few rotten apples in it.
- Фраза "quite a number" используется как прилагательное только перед "less", "more".
Few people saw the play on the first night but quite a number more came on the second night.
- Иногда используется как наречие.
We still have quite a few more miles to go before we reach New York.
Син.: GOOD MANY, NOT A FEW. Ср.: A FEW, A NUMBER.
Категории: {adj. phr.} {formal} {n.}