Webster 1913 Edition
lak; cf. D.
lakento blame, OHG.
Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense.
Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure;
lackof sufficient food
She swooneth now and now for
lackof years be no impediment.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To blame; to find fault with.
Love them and
To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.
If any of you
lackwisdom, let him ask of God.
James i. 5.
To be wanting; often, impersonally, with
of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc.
What hour now?
I think it
I think it
Peradventure there shall
lackfive of the fifty.
Gen. xvii. 28.
To be in want.
The young lions do
lack, and suffer hunger.
Ps. xxxiv. 10.
Exclamation of regret or surprise.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.]
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.
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.