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Famine

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Definition of the noun famine

What does famine mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: famines

  1. an acute insufficiency
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of famine: dearth / shortage
    • more generic words: deficiency / lack / want = the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
  2. a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death

Alternative definition of the noun famine

noun

  1. [uncountable] extreme shortage of food in a region
  2. [countable] a period of extreme shortage of food in a region
  3. During times of 'famine'

Characters

  1. Famine 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.
  2. Famine is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Crow: Wicked Prayer.
  3. Famine is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Garden.
  4. Famine is a fictional character from the 1993 film The Snapper.

Writings

"Famine" is a play by Tom Murphy.

Films

  1. "Famine" is a 2011 horror film written and directed by Ryan Nicholson, and co-written by Jeff O'Brien.
    • country: Canada
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Horror
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Famine" is an award-nominated film, directed by Jack Gold.
    • country: United Kingdom
    • genre: Documentary film
    • award: - BAFTA Award for Best Documentary nomination for Jack Gold

Music

  1. "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 after.
    • genre: Death metal
    • released on (7 years ago)
  2. "Famine" is a composition.
  3. "Famine" is a musical album of Angler's Chat.
  4. Famine is an award-nominated music video.

Miscellanea

Famine: A famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including crop failure, population unbalance, or government policies. This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality. Nearly every continent in the world has experienced a period of famine throughout history. Some countries, particularly in sub-Sahara Africa, continue to have extreme cases of famine.

  • also known as 饑荒

Phrases with Famine

  1. Feast or Famine
  2. the irish famine

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Famine

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Google previewApplied Drought Modeling, Prediction, and Mitigation (2015)

by Zekâi Şen

Famine is the end point after the sequence of meteorological, hydrological, agricultural, and socioeconomic droughts.

relationship between drought and famine, because drought is a natural phenomenon but famine is a sociocultural event.

Google previewTestimony to Otherwise: the Witness of Elijah

Famine is the result of drought, and we have seen already in the Elijah narrative that drought is decreed by Yahweh as a strategy...

The famine is a breakdown in the food chain, attesting to the fragility of the fruitful stratagems of creation.

Google previewDictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society (2013)

by Paul A. B. Clarke, Andrew Linzey

Famine is the most striking manifestation of hunger in this sense. The core...

Google previewAbingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ruth (2012)

by Judy Fentress-Williams

The famine is the first in the “series of unfortunate events” that strip Naomi of land, husband, continued lineage, and name. Famine is a literal agricultural death and a harbinger of sickness and death for the inhabitants of the land.

Google previewRE-spect (2012)

Who Deserves It? by Eve Linn

Still, famine is a subject that deserves attention. Alone during the last ten years, it has extensively hit the following countries. Between 2000 and 2009, the Zimbabwe food crises caused by Mugabe's land reform policies brought famine to the ...

Google previewFierce Climate, Sacred Ground (2015)

An Ethnography of Climate Change in Shishmaref, Alaska by Elizabeth Marino

then famine is a product of distribution, not of the drought conditions themselves. As Adger states, “the advantage of the entitlements approach to famine is that it can be used to explain situations where populations have been vulnerable to ...

Google previewConformity and Conflict, Web Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including crop failure, population unbalance, or government policies. This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, ...

Google preview清华大学博士生入学考试英语试题选编 (2004)

by 罗立胜, 郑海蓝

Famine is a state of affairs in which people are dying in the streets. It therefore attracts the notice of historians and is recorded. The fact that it strikes people who are aware of having been properly fed and well is more important. Not only are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (1996)

by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

Hunger, famine and food aid The anthropological concern with combining global and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History (2005)

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The earliest such famine authentically within living memory resulted from the catastrophic cycle of droughts in the closing years of the nineteenth century, which unfortunately coincided with the harshest phase of colonial conquest. One- third, or ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher History Encyclopedia (2004)

by Editors of Kingfisher

FAMINE IN AFRICA 1967-pRESENT Africa has suffered periodic drought and famine since ancient times. More recently, civil war in newly independent states has only added to the misery. Widespread famines have occurred periodically in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Dacrydium to Gordonia (1890)

by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji

Famine Foods. (G. Watt.) Fagraea racemosa, Jack. ,• Fl. Br. Ind., IV., 84. Vern. — Thit-hpnloo, Burm. References. — Kurt, For. Fl. Burm., II., 20<! ; Gamble, Man. Timb., 2f>8. Habitat. — A moderate-sized evergreen tree, frequent in the forests of ...

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Small photo of Drought leads to famineSmall photo of Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) perched in the sun on green plant. This insect can be a real plague and can cause famine, mainly in AfricaSmall photo of Dublin, Ireland - August 7, 2017: Great Irish Famine bronze statue set on Custom House Quay along Liffey River in Docklands.. Two figures, male and female, out of six plus dog total.Small photo of Dublin, Ireland - August 7, 2017: Great Irish Famine bronze statue set on Custom House Quay along Liffey River in Docklands. One slender female figure. Green trees and gray sky.Small photo of Dublin, Ireland - August 7, 2017: Great Irish Famine bronze statue set on Custom House Quay along Liffey River in Docklands. One slender female figure. Green trees.Small photo of Dublin, Ireland - August 7, 2017: Great Irish Famine bronze statue set on Custom House Quay along Liffey River in Docklands. All six figures, male and female, plus dog. Green trees and cloudscape.Small photo of Kiev, Ukraine - November 25, 2017: Bronze statue of hungry girl. Monument to Victims of Famine in 1932 - 1933 More...

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Quotes about Famine

Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past. (Norman Borlaug)
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Scrabble value of F4A1M3I1N1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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