Lack is defined as you are in a position or state where you do not have something or where you do not have enough of something.(noun)
An example of lack is when you are barefoot and you want shoes.
The definition of lack is to have an absence of something that should be there.(verb)
An example of lack is when you have no imagination.
See lack in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: early ME lac < or akin to MLowG & MDu lak, lack: for IE base see leak
Origin: ME lacen < MDu laken, to be wanting
See lack in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , perhaps from Middle Dutch lac, deficiency, fault. Usage Note: When lack is used intransitively, the present participle is generally followed by in: You will not be lacking in support from me. Other forms of the intransitive verb are most often followed by for: In the terrible, beautiful age of my prime,/I lacked for sweet linen but never for time (E.B. White).
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