What does scarce mean?

Definitions for scarce
skɛərsscarce

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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.

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

  2. scarce(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scarce

    skārs, adj. not plentiful: not equal to the demand: rare: not common: parsimonious: deficient: short: scanty.—adj. Scarce′-beard′ed (Shak.), having a scanty beard.—adv. Scarce′ly, Scarce (B.), hardly, barely.—ns. Scarce′ment (archit.), a plain set-off or projection in a wall; Scarce′ness; Scarc′ity, state of being scarce: deficiency: rareness: niggardliness: want: famine.—Make one's self scarce, to decamp. [O. Fr. escars (Fr. échars), niggardly—Low L. scarpsus=ex-carpsus, for L. excerptus, pa.p. of excerpēreex, out of, carpēre, to pick.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarce in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of scarce in a Sentence

  1. Everett Millman:

    There was going to be a backlog in the silver bullion supply chain that rendered Silver Eagles more scarce either way.

  2. Wedbush Securities:

    The idea that they can charge 15 or 20 bucks for something that other games charge a dollar by making it scarce is brilliant.

  3. Don Townswick:

    When growth is scarce, people pay more for growth, this is an environment where there has been little growth for years -- more or less since the 2008 financial crisis.

  4. Robert Boessenecker:

    There are many other unique and strange early dolphins and baleen whales from Oligocene aged rocks in Charleston, South Carolina, because the Oligocene epoch is the time when filter feeding and echolocation first evolved, and since marine mammal localities of that time are scarce worldwide, the fossils from Charleston offer the most complete window into the early evolution of these groups.

  5. Bevan Kanzeka:

    Wildlife was scarce in those days.

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