Famine Definition

fămĭn
famines
noun
famines
An acute and general shortage of food, or a period of this.
Webster's New World
Any acute shortage.
Webster's New World
Starvation.
Webster's New World
Extreme appetite.
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pronoun

The personification of famine, often depicted riding a black horse.

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Other Word Forms of Famine

Noun

Singular:
famine
Plural:
famines

Origin of Famine

  • Middle English from Old French from faim hunger from Latin famēs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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