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lack


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lac  \Lac\,  Lakh  \Lakh\,  n.  [Hind.  lak,  l[=a]kh,  l[=a]ksh,  Skr. 
  laksha  a  mark,  sign,  lakh.] 
  One  hundred  thousand;  also  a  vaguely  great  number;  as  a  lac 
  of  rupees.  [Written  also  {lack}.]  [East  Indies] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lack  \Lack\,  n.  [OE.  lak;  cf  D.  lak  slander,  laken  to  blame, 
  OHG.  lahan,  AS  le['a]n.] 
  1.  Blame;  cause  of  blame;  fault;  crime;  offense.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lack  \Lack\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lacked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lacking}.] 
  1.  To  blame;  to  find  fault  with  [Obs.] 
 
  Love  them  and  lakke  them  not  --Piers 
  Plowman. 
 
  2.  To  be  without  or  destitute  of  to  want  to  need 
 
  If  any  of  you  lack  wisdom,  let  him  ask  of  God. 
  --James  i.  5. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lack  \Lack\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  wanting;  often  impersonally,  with  of  meaning,  to 
  be  less  than  short,  not  quite,  etc 
 
  What  hour  now  ?  I  think  it  lacks  of  twelve.  --Shak. 
 
  Peradventure  there  shall  lack  five  of  the  fifty. 
  --Gen.  xvii. 
  28. 
 
  2.  To  be  in  want 
 
  The  young  lions  do  lack,  and  suffer  hunger.  --Ps. 
  xxxiv  10. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lack  \Lack\,  interj.  [Cf.  {Alack}.] 
  Exclamation  of  regret  or  surprise.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lack 
  n  :  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"  [syn:  {deficiency}, 
  {want}] 
  v  1:  be  without  "This  soup  lacks  salt";  "There  is  something 
  missing  in  my  jewellery  box!"  [syn:  {miss}]  [ant:  {have}] 
  2:  be  without  lack;  be  deficient  in  "want  courtesy";  "want 
  the  strength  to  go  on  living";  "flood  victims  wanting  food 
  and  shelter"  [syn:  {want}] 




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