|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
From the middle of May to about the middle of August the land of Palestine is dry. It is then the "drought of summer" (Genesis 31:40; Psalm 32:4), and the land suffers (Deuteronomy 28:23 Psalm 102:4), vegetation being preserved only by the dews (Haggai 1:11). (see DEW.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) Prolonged lack of rain or of water; especially, such dryness of the weather as affects the earth, and prevents the growth of plants; aridity.
2. (n.) Thirst; want of drink.
3. (n.) Scarcity; lack.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
drout. See FAMINE.
Drought (20 Occurrences)
Genesis 31:40 This was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV YLT)
Deuteronomy 8:15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; (KJV DBY)
Deuteronomy 28:22 Jehovah will smite thee with consumption, and with fever, and with inflammation, and with burning ague, and with drought, and with blight, and with mildew, and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. (DBY JPS RSV NIV)
Judges 6:37 lo, I am placing the fleece of wool in the threshing-floor: if dew is on the fleece alone, and on all the earth drought -- then I have known that Thou dost save Israel by my hand, as Thou hast spoken;' (YLT)
Judges 6:39 And Gideon saith unto God, 'Let not Thine anger burn against me, and I speak only this time; let me try, I pray Thee, only this time with the fleece -- let there be, I pray Thee, drought on the fleece alone, and on all the earth let there be dew.' (YLT)
Judges 6:40 And God doth so on that night, and there is drought on the fleece alone, and on all the earth there hath been dew. (YLT)
Job 12:15 Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth. (See NIV)
Job 24:19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters, so does Sheol those who have sinned. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 32:4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Psalms 38:7 For my flanks have been full of drought, And soundness is not in my flesh. (YLT)
Isaiah 4:6 And a covering may be, For a shadow by day from drought, And for a refuge, and for a hiding place, From inundation and from rain! (YLT)
Jeremiah 2:6 Neither said they, Where is Yahweh who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought and of the shadow of death, through a land that none passed through, and where no man lived? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 14:1 The word of Yahweh that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 48:18 Come down from thy glory and sit in the drought, O inhabitress, daughter of Dibon; the spoiler of Moab is come up against thee, thy strongholds hath he destroyed. (DBY)
Jeremiah 50:38 A drought is on her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 51:43 Her cities are become a desolation, a dry land, and a desert, a land in which no man dwells, neither does any son of man pass thereby. (See RSV)
Hosea 13:5 I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Zephaniah 2:13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, a place of drought like the wilderness. (DBY)
Haggai 1:11 I called for a drought on the land, on the mountains, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on that which the ground brings forth, on men, on livestock, and on all the labor of the hands." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)