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To lack something is to not have it.

Lack may also refer to:

See also

  • Lakh, a term in India for 100,000


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Lack

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English

Etymology

Apparently cognate with Middle Low German lak, Middle Dutch lac ( > modern lak (calumny)).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
lack

Plural
lacks

lack (plural lacks)

  1. (obsolete) A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.
  2. A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.

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Verb

Infinitive
to lack

Third person singular
lacks

Simple past
lacked

Past participle
lacked

Present participle
lacking

to lack (third-person singular simple present lacks, present participle lacking, simple past and past participle lacked)

  1. (transitive) To be without, to need, to require.
    My life lacks excitement.
  2. (intransitive) To be short (of or for something).
    He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.

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Related terms

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of ackl
  • calk







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