Definitions of drought

  1. a prolonged shortage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a temporary shortage of rainfall Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Thirst; want of drink. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Scarcity; lack. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Sudden calamitous events producing great material damage, loss, and distress. They are the result of natural phenomena such as earthquakes, floods, etc. Medical Dictionary DB
  7. Continued absence of rain or moisture. Also, drouth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Dryness: want of rain or of water: thirst. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Want of rain or water; thirst. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Long continued dry weather; want of rain; dearth; thirst. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Dryness; want of rain; aridity; thirst. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Dry weather; want of rain; thirst. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. From the middle of May to about the middle of August the land of Palestine is dry. It is then the "drought of summer" ( Genesis 31:40 ; Psalms 32:4 ), and the land suffers ( Deuteronomy 28:23 : Psalms 102:4 ), vegetation being preserved only by the dews ( Haggai 1:11 ). (See DEW .) biblestudytools.com
  14. drowt, DROUTH, drowth, n. dryness: want of rain or of water: thirst.--ns. DROUGHT'INESS, DROUTH'INESS.--adjs. DROUGHT'Y, DROUTH'Y, full of drought: very dry: wanting rain, thirsty. [A.S. drúgathe, dryness--drúgian, to dry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. (Archaic) dryness, lack of moisture, also thirst; continuous dry weather, want of rain. Hence droughty, drouthy, a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Dryness of the weather affecting the earth and the growth of plants;—want of rain or moisture; thirstiness. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. Dry weather, want of rain; thirst, want of drink. Complete Dictionary

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