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Meaning of lack by Wiktionary Dictionary

lack


    Etymology

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

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /lak/
    • ( US ) IPA: /læk/
    • Rhymes: -æk

    Noun

    lack ( plural: lacks )

    1. ( obsolete ) A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy .
    2. A deficiency or need ( of something desirable or necessary ); an absence, want.

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Explanation of lack by Wordnet Dictionary

lack


    Verb
    1. be without

    2. This soup lacks salt
    Noun
    1. the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    2. there is a serious lack of insight into the problem