Definitions for LACKlæk
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word LACK
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
deficiency or absence of something needed or desirable:
lack of money; lack of skill.
something missing or wanted:
After he left, they really felt the lack.
(v.t.)to be without; have need of:
You lack common sense.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to fall short in respect of:
He lacks three votes to win.
(v.i.)to be absent or missing:
Nothing lacks but their full agreement.
to have a scarcity of something:
She will never lack for friends.
* Syn: lack, want, need, require indicate the absence of something desirable, important, or necessary. lack means to be without or to have less than a desirable quantity of something: to lack courage; to lack sufficient money.want stresses the urgency of fulfilling a desire or providing what is lacking: The room wants some final touch to make it homey.need suggests even more urgency, stressing the necessity of supplying something essential: to need an operation.require has a similar sense, although it is used in formal or serious contexts: The report requires some editing.
Origin of lack:
1125–75; ME lak; c. MLG lak, MD lac deficiency; akin to ON lakr deficient
lack, deficiency, want(verb)
the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
"there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
"This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a situation when there is not enough; = shortage
a lack of food; a lack of discipline
to not have enough or any of sth
The school lacks teaching materials.; He lacks a sense of humor.
A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.
A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.
To be without, to need, to require.
My life lacks excitement.
To be short (of or for something).
He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.
Origin: Apparently cognate with Middle Low German lak, Middle Dutch lac ( > modern lak).
blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense
deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food
to blame; to find fault with
to be without or destitute of; to want; to need
to be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc
to be in want
exclamation of regret or surprise
Lack is a small village and townland in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 114 people.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LACK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1100
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LACK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2319
Rank popularity for the word 'LACK' in Nouns Frequency: #512
Rank popularity for the word 'LACK' in Verbs Frequency: #434
Translations for LACK
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of not having any or enough
our lack of money.
- فُقْدان ، نَقْصArabic
- faltaPortuguese (BR)
- der MangelGerman
- falta, carencia, escasezSpanish
- کمبود؛ فقدانFarsi
- nestašica, nedostatakCroatian
- 결핍, 부족Korean
- stoka, stygiusLithuanian
- trūkums; nepietiekamībaLatvian
- کمبود؛ فقدانPersian
- нехватка; отсутствиеRussian
- olmayış, yoklukTurkish
- 沒有, 缺乏Chinese (Trad.)
- брак; відсутністьUkrainian
- قلت یا غیر موجودگیUrdu
- tình trạng không cóVietnamese
- 没有，缺乏，短缺，不足Chinese (Simp.)
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