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.
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.