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/ˈfamən/,
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famines, plural;
  1. Extreme scarcity of food
    • - drought could result in famine throughout the region
    • - the famine of 1921–22
  2. A shortage
    • - the cotton famine of the 1860s
  3. Hunger


  1. dearth: an acute insufficiency
  2. a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
  3. A famine is a widespread scarcity of food that may apply to any faunal species. This phenomenon is usually accompanied by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality.
  4. Famine is the first official Release By Death Metal act Graves of Valor it was released September 11th 2007 via Tragic Hero Records On May 30th 2006 Graves of Valor released two demo tracks to their Myspace page entitled "Architect" and "Kiss the Snake" The full Track listing was released soon ...
  5. Famine (Autumn Rolfson) is a fictional character, a Mutant supervillain appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. She is most notable for being one of the original four horsemen of the villain Apocalypse.
  6. Famine is a novel by Irish writer Liam O'Flaherty published in 1937. Set in the fictionally named Black Valley in the west of Ireland during the Great Famine of the 1840s, the novel tells the story of three generations of the Kilmartin family.
  7. The Famine is a metal band that formed in 2007 in Arlington, Texas, and is signed to Solid State Records.
  8. (The famines) The Famines are a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2008 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The two piece band uses a modern and minimalistic approach that draws comparison to mid 1970's protopunk and fuzzy garage rock.
  9. extreme shortage of food in a region; a period of extreme shortage of food in a region; During times of famine
  10. (Famines) a shortage of food in an entire community resulting from war or some natural disaster such as a drought.
  11. (famines) Acute food shortages characterized by large-scale loss of life, social disruption, and economic chaos.
  12. To dream of a famine, foretells that your business will be unremunerative and sickness will prove a scourge. This dream is generally bad. If you see your enemies perishing by famine, you will be successful in competition. ...
  13. The first mentioned in Scripture was so grievous as to compel Abraham to go down to the land of Egypt (Gen 26:1). Another is mentioned as having occurred in the days of Isaac, causing him to go to Gerar (Gen 26:1, Gen 26:17). ...
  14. widespread starvation in Ireland was also called the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-49, The Great Famine, or The Great Hunger (An Gorta Mَr). British economic policy towards Ireland and a potato fungus that ravaged the crop resulted in mass starvation.
  15. reduced availability of food causing starvation and malnutrition, often leading to deaths on a large scale. Famines occur due to a devastating combination of natural and human conditions. ...
  16. Period of starvation for large portions of a population. Famine often results from a sharp downturn in food supply, such as two consecutive years of drought. ...
  17. when many people die through starvation.
  18. Literal or figurative lack of sustenance.
  19. a shortage of food causing malnutrition and hunger.
  20. Starvation brought about usually by a lack of rain.
  21. Another unlikely act is a famine, were food does not grow. This is unlikely because most famines are said to occur in the fictitious continent of Africa. But if such an event were to occur, all one would have to do is buy food from the grocery store.
  22. means a time when there is very little food available. What’s the word?
  23. widespread lack of food, causing many to starve
  24. state when there is not enough for everyone to eat
  25. an extreme scarcity of food; Wealth