HyperDic: famine

English > 2 senses of the word famine:
NOUNstatefamine, dearth, shortagean acute insufficiency
eventfaminea severe shortage / shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
famine > pronunciation
Soundsfae'mahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > famine: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn acute insufficiency.
Synonymsdearth, shortage
Broaderlack, deficiency, wantThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
Spanishescasez, hambre, hambruna, penuria
Catalanfam, fretura, penúria
English > famine: 2 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA severe shortage / shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death.
Narrowerthe Irish Famine, the Great Hunger, the Great Starvation, the Great CalamityA famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight
Broadercalamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysmAn event resulting in great loss and misfortune
Spanishhambre, hambruna

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