1. [ noun ] the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
Synonyms: deficiency want

"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"

Related terms: need absence dearth stringency sideropenia mineral_deficiency want
2. [ verb ] be without
Synonyms: miss

"This soup lacks salt" "There is something missing in my jewellery box!"

Related terms: have want exclude
3. [ verb ] be without, lack; be deficient in
Synonyms: want

"want courtesy" "want the strength to go on living" "flood victims wanting food and shelter"

Related terms: miss need needer
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9221
Similar spelling:   Lacko