- Drought is defined as a long period of time when there is no rain.
An example of drought is August in the desert.
A wheat field suffering from drought.
drought definition by Webster's New World
- a prolonged period of dry weather; lack of rain
- a prolonged or serious shortage or deficiency
- Archaic thirst
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English drugoth, dryness ; from drugian, to dry up; akin to dryge, dry
drought definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A long period of abnormally low rainfall, especially one that adversely affects growing or living conditions.
- A prolonged dearth or shortage.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English drūgoth; akin to drȳge, dry.
- droughtˈy adjective
drought - Science Definition