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Definitions of dearth

  1. a severe shortage (especially a shortage of food) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an insufficient quantity or number Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an acute insufficiency Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Scarcity which renders dear; want; lack; specifically, lack of food on account of failure of crops; famine. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Want; scarcity; famine; as, the war has caused a dearth of good dyes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Dearness, high price: scarcity: want: famine: barrenness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Scarcity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Scarcity; famine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Scarcity; that which makes food dear; famine; barrenness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Scarcity; want; famine; barrenness or want of. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. a scarcity of provisions ( 1 Kings 17 ). There were frequent dearths in Palestine. In the days of Abram there was a "famine in the land" ( Genesis 12:10 ), so also in the days of Jacob ( Genesis 47:4 Genesis 47:13 ). We read also of dearths in the time of the judges ( Ruth 1:1 ), and of the kings ( 2 Samuel 21:1 ; 1 Kings 18:2 ; 2 Kings 4:38 ; 8:1 ). In New Testament times there was an extensive famine in Palestine ( Acts 11:28 ) in the fourth year of the reign of the emperor Claudius (A.D. 44 and 45). biblestudytools.com
  12. [FAMINE] [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary biblestudytools.com
  13. When the supply is low and is having difficulty meeting its demand. thelawdictionary.org
  14. d[.e]rth, n. dearness, high price: scarcity: want: famine; barrenness.--adj. DEARTH'FUL (Scot.), expensive. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Scarcity& dearness of food; scanty supply of. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. That which makes dear; deficiency; scarcity;—want; destitution; famine. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. n. That which makes dear; deficiency; Cabinet Dictionary
  18. Scarcity which makes food dear; want, famine; barrenness. Complete Dictionary

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