Related formspre·short·age, noun
Examples from the Web for shortage
But there is no shortage of great American whiskey on the market.
A senior Pentagon official agreed that there is a shortage of surveillance planes needed to track down ISIS.
There is a shortage of food, there is little aid, and they are in a dire situation.Yazidis Face Genocide by ISIS After U.S. Turns Away|Josh Rogin|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a show with no shortage of great performances, Kitsch stood out.Alright ‘True Detective,’ You Got Me: Taylor Kitsch Is a Woman’s Man|Teo Bugbee|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His brother Sidronio immediately took over, and the Windy City reported no shortage of smack.
The remainder of the shortage was made up partly by postages and partly by private subscriptions.The History of the Post Office in British North America|William Smith
Some one's shortage would be covered and his reputation saved.Warrior Gap|Charles King
The doctored package would be opened and the shortage would be found.
The shortage is in deeds, and the doubtful community is saying to the minister, "What do you do?"The Minister and the Boy|Allan Hoben
A shortage of letters and luxury parcels is a real hardship.A Yankee in the Trenches|R. Derby Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for shortage
Culture definitions for shortage
A condition that exists when demand exceeds supply because of a lack of equilibrium in a market. If a price is artificially low, buyers want to buy more of a good than sellers are willing to sell. (Compare surplus.)