drought drought  /d ˈraʊt/


  1. (n) a shortage of rainfall
  2. (n) a prolonged shortage



  1. A farmer walks across his field in the drought-stricken Morigaon district in northeast India.
  2. The Famine the World Forgot Refugees from Afghanistan's endless infighting now find themselves further trapped by a relentless winter and an aid drought.
  3. As this year's drought hits the country's rural economies hard, India looks for solutions to better prepare itself for the next one.


  1. Drought Update and Tips for Gardeners

    The Coastal Bend is still in the middle of a drought.  That despite recent rains.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KIII Corpus Christi

  2. Drought restrictions draw closer as summer heats up

    By Larry Fox,West Travis County Public Utility Agency chairmanThe ongoing drought means that Stage 3 drought restrictions will probably be upon us by the end of August or early September.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman

  3. Drought continues throughout state

    Despite the helpful torrents of rainfall received in Cooke County lately, many areas in Texas are still classified as being in drought status. 
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Gainesville Daily Register

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  1. February 27, 2009 (San Diego's East County)-"This drought is having a devastating impact on our people, our communities, our economy and our environment, making today' action absolutely necessary," said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: East County Magazine

  2. "More than it's a drought, it's that the world got better," said Acuna, a Chilean who ranked in the top 50 in the mid-1980s. "When I first started playing, 50 of the draw was Americans, and then there was the rest of us - South Americans or...
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Ricardo Acuna Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I'm not concerned who honors an event or who titles an event or anything," said Appleby, seeking his ninth tour victory and first of 2007. "Because winning, once you've won or had a drought, it feels great. And not winning feels a little...
    on Jul 7, 2007 By: Stuart Appleby Source: ESPN

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