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. Susanne Legena:

    In many countries, period products have become scarce and vulnerable girls and young women, in particular, are going without.

  2. Richard Gorry:

    In the longer-term, it's not really a question of oversupply. Oil is still a scarce resource, outside the U.S., we haven't seen supply rising by much, so in the longer term the Iranian oil will actually be needed to keep the market balanced.

  3. William Blake:

    The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

  4. Michael Leary:

    Trump’s portrait of a dark, crisis-ridden America where good jobs are scarce and life is grim sounds to some people in those states as their reality.

  5. Robert Half:

    There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Images & Illustrations of scarce

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