A wheat field suffering from drought.
An example of drought is August in the desert.
- a prolonged period of dry weather; lack of rain
- a prolonged or serious shortage or deficiency
- Archaic thirst
Origin of droughtMiddle English from Old English drugoth, dryness from drugian, to dry up; akin to dryge, dry
- A long period of abnormally low rainfall, especially one that adversely affects growing or living conditions.
- A prolonged dearth or shortage.
Origin of droughtMiddle English from Old English drūgoth drége dry
From Old English drūġaþ.