Definitions for scarceskɛərs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scarce(adverb)

    deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

    "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"

  2. barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce(adverb)

    only a very short time before

    "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

Wiktionary

  1. scarce(Adverb)

    Scarcely, only just.

  2. scarce(Adjective)

    Uncommon, rare; difficult to find; insufficient to meet a demand.

  3. Origin: From Northern scars, escars ( > French échars), from *, probably originally a participle form of *, from ex- + carpere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scarce

    not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon

  2. Scarce

    scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); -- with of

  3. Scarce

    sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy

  4. Scarce(adverb)

    alt. of Scarcely

Freebase

  1. Scarce

    Scarce is an Alternative rock band formed in Rhode Island, New York, USA. They were active from 1993 to 1997, and reformed in 2008.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Acquaintances are always abundant; friends are always scarce!

  2. John Donne:

    Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.

  3. Mohamed Anyis:

    We shared scarce food rations and helped the weakest men together.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You mortal! You time-poor! Don’t waste your scarce time to be patient!

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