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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drought mean? 

DROUGHT (noun)
  The noun DROUGHT has 2 senses:

1. a shortage of rainfall
2. a prolonged shortage

  Familiarity information: DROUGHT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DROUGHT (noun)

Sense 1drought [BACK TO TOP]


A shortage of rainfall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


drought; drouth

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("drought" is a kind of...):

dryness; waterlessness; xerotes (the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water))

Sense 2drought [BACK TO TOP]


A prolonged shortage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations


drouth; drought

Context example:

when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought

Hypernyms ("drought" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

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