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LACK, v.t. [L. deliquium, which seems to be connected with linquo, to leave, to faint, and with liquo, to melt, liquid, &c.]

1. To want; to be destitute of; not to have or possess.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask it of God - James 1.

2. To blame. [Not in use.]

LACK, v.i.

1. To be in want.

The young lions do lack and suffer hunger. Ps. 34.

2. To be wanting.

Perhaps there shall lack five of the fifty righteous.

Gen. 18.

LACK, n. Want; destitution; need; failure.

He that gathered little, had no lack. Ex. 14.

Lack of rupees is one hundred thousand rupees, which at 55 cents each, amount to fifty five thousand dollars, or at 2s. 6d. sterling, to 12,500 pounds.



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LACK, v.t. [L. deliquium, which seems to be connected with linquo, to leave, to faint, and with liquo, to melt, liquid, &c.]

1. To want; to be destitute of; not to have or possess.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask it of God - James 1.

2. To blame. [Not in use.]

LACK, v.i.

1. To be in want.

The young lions do lack and suffer hunger. Ps. 34.

2. To be wanting.

Perhaps there shall lack five of the fifty righteous.

Gen. 18.

LACK, n. Want; destitution; need; failure.

He that gathered little, had no lack. Ex. 14.

Lack of rupees is one hundred thousand rupees, which at 55 cents each, amount to fifty five thousand dollars, or at 2s. 6d. sterling, to 12,500 pounds.

LACK, n.

Want; destitution; need; failure. He that gathered little, had no lack. Ex. xvi. Lack of rupees is one hundred thousand rupees, which at 55 cents each, amount to fifty-five thousand dollars, or at 2s. 6d. sterling, to £12,500.


LACK, v.i.

  1. To be in want. The young lions do lack and suffer hunger. – Ps. xxxiv.
  2. To be wanting. Perhaps there shall lack five of the fifty righteous. Gen. xviii.

LACK, v.t. [D. leeg, empty; leegen, to empty; Dan. lak, a fault; lakker, to decline or wear away; Goth. ufligan, to lack or fail; L. deliquium, which seems to be connected with linquo, to leave, to faint, and with liquo, to melt, liquid, &c.]

  1. To want; to be destitute of; not to have or possess. If any of you lack wisdom let him ask it of God. James i.
  2. To blame. [Not in use.] – Chaucer.

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

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. To blame] to find fault with.

    [Obs.]

    Love them and lakke them not. Piers Plowman.

  3. 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.

  4. Exclamation of regret or surprise.

    [Prov. Eng.] Cowper.
  5. 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.

  6. To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.

    If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God. James i. 5.

  7. To be in want.

    The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger. Ps. xxxiv. 10.

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Lack

LACK, verb transitive [Latin deliquium, which seems to be connected with linquo, to leave, to faint, and with liquo, to melt, liquid, etc.]

1. To want; to be destitute of; not to have or possess.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask it of God - James 1:5.

2. To blame. [Not in use.]

LACK, verb intransitive

1. To be in want.

The young lions do lack and suffer hunger. Psalms 34:10.

2. To be wanting.

Perhaps there shall lack five of the fifty righteous.

Genesis 18:28.

LACK, noun Want; destitution; need; failure.

He that gathered little, had no lack Exodus 14:1.

LACK of rupees is one hundred thousand rupees, which at 55 cents each, amount to fifty five thousand dollars, or at 2 Samuel 6:1d. sterling, to 12, 500 pounds.

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