Meaning of scarce

Definition of scarce

(adj) deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
(adv) only a very short time before; "we hardly knew them"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
almost not; "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was scarce sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"; "I can hardly hear what she is saying"; "she barely seemed to notice him"; "we were so far back in the theater, we could barely read the subtitles"

Other information on scarce

WIKIPEDIA results for scarce
Amazon results for scarce