Meaning of LACK in English

LACK

n.

Pronunciation: ' lak

Function: intransitive verb

Date: 13th century

1 : to be deficient or missing <time is lack ing for a full explanation>

2 : to be short or have need of something <he will not lack for advisers>

transitive verb : to stand in need of : suffer from the absence or deficiency of < lack the necessities of life>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.