Lac Lakh, n. One hundred thousand; also, a vaguely great number; as, a lac of rupees. [Written also lack.] [East Indies]
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.
1. Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense. [Obs.]
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.
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.
Lack, interj. Exclamation of regret or surprise. [Prov. Eng.]
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,
v : be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something
missing in my jewellery box!" [syn: miss] [ant: have]