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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 drought /ˈdraʊt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drought n.
 1. Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.
    The drought of March hath pierced to the root.   --Chaucer.
    In a drought the thirsty creatures cry.   --Dryden.
 2. Thirst; want of drink.
 3. Scarcity; lack.
    A drought of Christian writers caused a dearth of all history.   --Fuller.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a temporary shortage of rainfall
      2: a prolonged shortage

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    From the middle of May to about the middle of August the land of
    Palestine is dry. It is then the "drought of summer" (Gen.
    31:40; Ps. 32:4), and the land suffers (Deut. 28:23: Ps. 102:4),
    vegetation being preserved only by the dews (Hag. 1:11). (See DEW.)