What does scarce mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term scarce:


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 ├ęchars), 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. ├ęchars), niggardly—Low L. scarpsus=ex-carpsus, for L. excerptus, pa.p. of excerpēreex, out of, carpēre, to pick.]

How to pronounce scarce?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say scarce in sign language?

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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. Bevan Kanzeka:

    Wildlife was scarce in those days.

  2. Adam Bulama:

    Now meat is scarce in Maiduguri, nobody can afford it.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Acquaintances are always abundant; friends are always scarce!

  4. John Donne:

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

  5. Mohamed Anyis:

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

Images & Illustrations of scarce

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