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. Gottfried Leibbrandt:

    Many of the less protected banks are in countries were skills are really scarce, we will have to create an ecosystem of providers and partners, for example by introducing certification requirements for third-party providers.

  2. Joachim Blatter:

    It is important for Swiss business to know what will happen with immigration and the pool of labor. For Switzerland, like many other countries, skilled labor will become scarce in the years ahead.

  3. Robert Cohen:

    The gold price is good, but capital flows, while probably better than last year, are still very scarce, mergers and weak management teams have destroyed capital. Investors have become a bit more cautious in their approach.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  5. Karen Orenstein:

    It would seem a no-brainer that scarce public resources should be directed toward those most in need, not giant banks.

Images & Illustrations of scarce

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