What does lack mean?

Definitions for lacklæk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lack.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. miss, lack(verb)

    be without

    "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

Wiktionary

  1. lack(Noun)

    A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.

  2. lack(Noun)

    A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.

  3. lack(Verb)

    To be without, to need, to require.

    My life lacks excitement.

  4. lack(Verb)

    To be short (of or for something).

    He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.

  5. Origin: Apparently cognate with Middle Low German lak, Middle Dutch lac ( > modern lak).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lack(noun)

    blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense

  2. Lack(noun)

    deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food

  3. Lack(verb)

    to blame; to find fault with

  4. Lack(verb)

    to be without or destitute of; to want; to need

  5. Lack(verb)

    to be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc

  6. Lack(verb)

    to be in want

  7. Lack

    exclamation of regret or surprise

  8. Origin: [OE. lak; cf. D. lak slander, laken to blame, OHG. lahan, AS. len.]

Freebase

  1. Lack

    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

  1. Lack

    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.]

Suggested Resources

  1. LACK

    What does LACK stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the LACK acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lack' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1100

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lack' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2319

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lack' in Nouns Frequency: #512

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lack' in Verbs Frequency: #434

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lack in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Victor Hugo:

    People do not lack strength, they lack will.

  2. Vince Lombardi:

    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.

  3. Vince Lombardi:

    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.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    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.

  5. Fred Burton:

    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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