|1.||a prolonged period of scanty rainfall|
|2.||a prolonged shortage|
|3.||an archaic or dialect word for thirst Archaic and Scot form: drouth|
|[Old English drūgoth; related to Dutch droogte; see |
|drought (drout) Pronunciation Key
A long period of abnormally low rainfall, lasting up to several years.
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.)