Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long period of abnormally low rainfall, especially one that adversely affects growing or living conditions.
  • n. A prolonged dearth or shortage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A period of below average rain fall, longer and more severe than a dry spell
  • n. A longer than expected term without success, particularly in sport.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dryness; want of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.
  • n. Thirst; want of drink.
  • n. Scarcity; lack.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dryness.
  • n. Dry weather; want of rain or of moisture; such a continuance of dry weather as injuriously affects vegetation; aridness.
  • n. Thirst; want of drink.
  • n. Figuratively, scarcity; lack.
  • n. A dialectal form of draft, draught.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a prolonged shortage
  • n. a shortage of rainfall

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English drūgoth; akin to drȳge, dry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English drūġaþ. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Gunners were expected to end their title drought in February, only for Obafemi Martins' 89th-minute goal to win the trophy for Birmingham.

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  • When you use the word drought you become a hostage to fortune.

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  • The title drought is 40% longer than any other major professional sports team.

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  • "I cannot accept it's a total failure the title drought because actually we have been incredibly consistent over a long period of time - along with Manchester United and Real Madrid, the most consistent of clubs in Europe," Gazidis said.

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  • Beng Hee is in the same half as top seed Ramy Ashour of Egypt and faces a tall order to end his title drought on tour having last won at the Malaysian Open in July 2008.

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  • Tiger Woods' hopes of ending his title drought ended in a playoff as

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  • Meanwhile, Venus Williams, the sixth seed, declared herself ready to break her title drought after clawing her way back from a set down against Schiavone.

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  • If the 27-year-old Malaysian overcomes the Korean hurdle, he will likely meet World No 5 Chen Jin in the quarter-finals, which should be an exciting encounter as the China player is determined to end his title drought in Kuala Lumpur.

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  • The title drought is 40\% longer than any other major professional sports team.

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  • Hamilton, who ended his title drought this season at the Hungarian Grand Prix last week, is next headed for the European Grand Prix in Valencia.

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