Lack Lack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lacked} (l[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lacking}.] 1. To blame; to find fault with. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Love them and lakke them not. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

2. To be without or destitute of; to want; to need. [1913 Webster]

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God. --James i. 5. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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