Lack definitions

lăk
Deficiency or absence.

Lack of funding brought the project to a halt.

noun
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A particular deficiency or absence.

Owing to a lack of supporters, the reforms did not succeed.

noun
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Deficiency or absence.

Lack of funding brought the project to a halt.

noun
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A particular deficiency or absence.

Owing to a lack of supporters, the reforms did not succeed.

noun
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To be without or in need of.

Lacked the strength to lift the box.

verb
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To be missing or deficient.

We suspected that he was lying, but proof was lacking.

verb
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To be in need of something.

She does not lack for friends.

verb
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To be without or in need of.

Lacked the strength to lift the box.

verb
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To be missing or deficient.

We suspected that he was lying, but proof was lacking.

verb
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To be in need of something.

She does not lack for friends.

verb
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Lacking.

Lackluster.

affix
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The fact or condition of not having enough; shortage; deficiency.
noun
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The fact or condition of not having any; complete absence.
noun
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The thing that is lacking or needed.
noun
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To be wanting or missing; show a deficiency.
verb
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To be deficient in or entirely without.
verb
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To fall short by.

Lacking one ounce of being a pound.

verb
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To need; require.
verb
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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.

An example of lack is when you are barefoot and you want shoes.

noun
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The definition of lack is to have an absence of something that should be there.

An example of lack is when you have no imagination.

verb
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A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.
noun
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To be without, to need, to require.

My life lacks excitement.

verb
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(intransitive) To be short (of or for something).

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

verb
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(intransitive) To be in want.
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Origin of lack

Apparently cognate with Middle Low German lak, Middle Dutch lac (> modern lak (“calumny”)).