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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drought, drouth(noun)

    a shortage of rainfall

    "farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season"

  2. drought, drouth(noun)

    a prolonged shortage

    "when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought"

Wiktionary

  1. drought(Noun)

    A period of below average rain fall, longer and more severe than a dry spell

    Etymology: drugaþ

  2. drought(Noun)

    A longer than expected term without success, particularly in sport.

    Etymology: drugaþ

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drought(noun)

    dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity

    Etymology: [OE. droght, drougth, dru, AS. druga, from drugian to dry. See Dry, and cf. Drouth, which shows the original final sound.]

  2. Drought(noun)

    thirst; want of drink

    Etymology: [OE. droght, drougth, dru, AS. druga, from drugian to dry. See Dry, and cf. Drouth, which shows the original final sound.]

  3. Drought(noun)

    scarcity; lack

    Etymology: [OE. droght, drougth, dru, AS. druga, from drugian to dry. See Dry, and cf. Drouth, which shows the original final sound.]

Freebase

  1. Drought

    Drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply whether surface or underground water. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region. Although droughts can persist for several years, even a short, intense drought can cause significant damage and harm the local economy. Many plant species, such as cacti, have adaptations such as reduced leaf area and waxy cuticles to enhance their ability to tolerate drought. Some others survive dry periods as buried seeds. Semi-permanent drought produces arid biomes such as deserts and grasslands. Most arid ecosystems have inherently low productivity. This global phenomenon has a widespread impact on agriculture. Lengthy periods of drought have long been a key trigger for mass migration and played a key role in a number of ongoing migrations and other humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drought

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drought in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of drought in a Sentence

  1. Steven Bohlen:

    As we’ve said before, the protection of California’s groundwater resources – as well as public health - is paramount, particularly in this time of extreme drought.

  2. Phin Ziebell:

    The weather is not good news for summer grain crops such as sorghum, many east coast farmers are still reeling from the winter wheat crops, which suffered from recent drought.

  3. State John Kerry:

    I'm not suggesting the crisis in Syria was caused by climate change ... but the devastating drought made a bad situation a whole lot worse.

  4. Mark Svoboda:

    We did see a chipping away of the drought, the concern now is as we get closer to March is that we don't have a lot of snow.

  5. George Kostyrko:

    The governor's executive order calls on every Californian to help save water during this drought and it specifically includes limiting car washing and making sure to wash with recycled water, all over the state many Californians are rising to the challenge and there's always more conservation work to be done, George Kostyrko said. Unlike many commercial car washes, the county's facilities do not use recirculated water, The Daily News said. The supervisors declined to answer questions from The Daily News about the car washing. County public information officers and representatives for Garcetti had no immediate comment when contacted by Reuters. California is in its fourth year of a withering drought that has killed 12.5 million trees, forced farmers to fallow a half-million acres of land and left mountains bereft of snow that melts to replenish streams and reservoirs. Garcetti's.

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