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Lack


LACK, verb transitive [Latin deliquium, which seems to be connected with linquo, to leave, to faint, and with liquo, to melt, liquid, etc.]

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 1:5.

2. To blame. [Not in use.]

LACK, verb intransitive

1. To be in want.

The young lions do lack and suffer hunger. Psalms 34:10.

2. To be wanting.

Perhaps there shall lack five of the fifty righteous.

Genesis 18:28.

LACK, noun Want; destitution; need; failure.

He that gathered little, had no lack Exodus 14:1.

LACK of rupees is one hundred thousand rupees, which at 55 cents each, amount to fifty five thousand dollars, or at 2 Samuel 6:1d. sterling, to 12, 500 pounds.