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Definition of the noun famine
What does famine mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: famines
- an acute insufficiency
- a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
- lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
- more generic words: calamity / cataclysm / catastrophe / disaster / tragedy = an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
- more specific terms: the Great Starvation / the Great Calamity / the Great Hunger / the Irish Famine = a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight
Alternative definition of the noun famine
- [uncountable] extreme shortage of food in a region
- [countable] a period of extreme shortage of food in a region
- During times of 'famine'
- 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.
- Famine is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Crow: Wicked Prayer.
- Famine is a fictional character from the 2006 film The Garden.
- Famine is a fictional character from the 1993 film The Snapper.
"Famine" is a play by Tom Murphy.
- "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)
- "Famine" is an award-nominated film, directed by Jack Gold.
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- genre: Death metal
- released on (7 years ago)
- "Famine" is a composition.
- "Famine" is a musical album of Angler's Chat.
- Famine is an award-nominated music video.
- award: - Grammy Award for Best Music Video nomination for Sinéad O'Connor
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
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Famine
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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.
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.
by Paul A. B. Clarke, Andrew Linzey
Famine is the most striking manifestation of hunger in this sense. The core...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer
Hunger, famine and food aid The anthropological concern with combining global and ...
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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 ...
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 ...
by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji
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- Famine statues on the snow
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- War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death
The four pencils of the apocalypse
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"Famine" (1997) is dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate during Ireland's 19th century Great Famine. The bronze sculptures were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie. This location on Custom House Quay is appropriate as one of the first voyages of the Famine period was on a ship which sailed from Custom House Quay on St. Patrick's Day 1846.
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- Irish Famine Memorial
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- Famine Memorial
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- Dublin Famine Memorial
One of the figures of the powerful Famine Memorial along the river in Dublin.
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Video language resources about Famine
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- Famine Meaning
Video shows what famine means. extreme shortage of food in a region. a period of extreme shortage of food in a region. famine pronunciation. How to ...
- Ukraine famine anniversary takes on special meaning
It is an anniversary that has taken on new special significance. Ceremonies have been held to mark 81 years since Ukraine's devastating famine known as ...
- Famine Underwear meaning and pronunciation
The garments you wear during a shortage of underwear, when you haven't done laundry in several weeks or months. Usually characterized by lack of elasticity, ...
- Youth Group Explanation of 30 Hour Famine
The youth group explaining what the 30 Hour Famine was, who it helped, and how it helps.
- "famine" and "famished" definition
- On Ethiopia's reference to famine in Oxford Dictionary
- Dhakar Daak - Bengal famine (1943) Language movement (1952)
Dhakar Daak : In 1943, at the All India Peasant Conference in Netrokona, Mymensingh, East Bengal, two Sufi village poets offered to sing at the cultural program ...
- Ring of Kerry with a description of the Potato Famine
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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.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine