Definitions for LACKlæk
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
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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