Definition of Lack

1. Noun. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable. "For want of a nail the shoe was lost"

Exact synonyms: Deficiency, Want
Specialized synonyms: Absence, Dearth, Famine, Shortage, Deficit, Mineral Deficiency, Shortness, Stringency, Tightness
Generic synonyms: Demand, Need
Derivative terms: Deficient, Want, Want



2. Verb. Be without. "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"
Exact synonyms: Miss
Specialized synonyms: Want, Exclude
Antonyms: Have

Definition of Lack

1. n. Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense.

2. v. t. To blame; to find fault with.

3. v. i. To be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc.

4. interj. Exclamation of regret or surprise.

Definition of Lack

1. Noun. (obsolete) A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy. ¹

2. Noun. A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To be without, to need, to require. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To be short (''of'' or ''for'' something). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lack

1. to be without [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Lack

1. 1. Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense. 2. Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food. "She swooneth now and now for lakke of blood." (Chaucer) "Let his lack of years be no impediment." (Shak) Origin: OE. Lak; cf. D. Lak slander, laken to blame, OHG. Lahan, AS. Lean. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lack

lacinesses
lacing
lacings
lacinia
laciniae
laciniae tubae
laciniate
laciniate ligament
laciniated
laciniation
laciniations
laciniolate
lacinula
lacinulae
lacis cell
lack (current term)
lack-lustre
lackadaisical
lackadaisically
lackadaisicalness
lackadaisy
lackaday
lackbrain
lackbrains
lacke
lacked
lacker
lackered
lackering
lackers

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