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!"
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
Origin: [OE. lak; cf. D. lak slander, laken to blame, OHG. lahan, AS. len.]
Lack is a small village and townland in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 114 people.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lak, v.t. and v.i. to want: to be in want: to be destitute of: to miss.—n. want: destitution.—ns. Lack′-all, one who is destitute; Lack′-brain (Shak.), a fool.—adjs. Lack′-lin′en (Shak.), wanting linen; Lack′-lus′tre, wanting brightness.—n. a want of brightness. [From an old Low Ger. root found in Dut. lak, blemish; cf. Ice. lakr, defective.]
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
The numerical value of lack in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of lack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People do not lack strength, they lack will.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
It takes only lack of integrity to lie through one's/your teeth i.e. it takes only lack of integrity to lie boldly and without any remorse. Thus, never lack integrity and never compromise it.
Usually attacks go forward and are carried out due to a lack of human intelligence or a lack of tactical analysis … and that was the failure point in pretty much every terror attack I investigated.
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Translations for lack
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- نقص, عدم وجودArabic
- адсу́тнасць, бракBelarusian
- отсъ̀ствие, ну́жда, ли́псаBulgarian
- mancar, manca, falta, faltarCatalan, Valencian
- postrádat, nedostatekCzech
- yn eisiauWelsh
- mangeln, entbehren, fehlen, MangelGerman
- carencia, carecer, falta, faltar, ausenciaSpanish
- vaje, puuttua, vajaus, puuteFinnish
- manque, manquer, défautFrench
- easbhaidh, gainne, gainnead, cionScottish Gaelic
- mankeHaitian Creole
- nélkülöz, hiányHungarian
- skorta, skorturIcelandic
- scarsità, scarseggiare, penuria, necessitare, carenza, mancanza, richiedere, mancareItalian
- 欠ける, 不足, 欠くJapanese
- egeo, pēnūria, desidero, careo, desumLatin
- mangle, mangelNorwegian
- brak, niedostatekPolish
- faltar, carência, carecer, deficiência, faltaPortuguese
- нехва́тка, отсутствовать, нужда́, недоста́ток, отсу́тствиеRussian
- недостатак, nedostatakSerbo-Croatian
- brist, fattas, avsaknad, saknaSwedish
- yokluk, yoksunluk, eksiklik, yoksun olmakTurkish
- відсу́тність, брак, недоста́чаUkrainian
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