lack

  • 1 Lack — Lack …

    Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • 2 lack — vb Lack, want, need, require are comparable when meaning to be without something, especially something essential or greatly to be desired. Lack may imply either an absence or a shortage in the supply or amount of that something {the house lacks a …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 lack — I verb be bereft of, be deficient, be deprived of, be desirous, be destitute, be in need, be in want, be inadequate, be inferior, be insufficient, be needy, be poor, be wanting, be without, crave, desiderate, desire, fall short, feel a dearth,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 lack — ⇒LACK, subst. masc. Vieilli. Unité de compte en Perse et en Inde. Lack de roupies. Cent mille roupies. Le riche nabab qui (...) rêve au monceau d or de ses lacks de roupies (COPPÉE, Poés., t. 2, 1883, p. 244). Prononc. et Orth. : [lak]. Att. ds… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 Lack — [lak], der; [e]s, e: [farbloses] flüssiges Gemisch, mit dem z. B. Möbel angestrichen werden und das nach dem Trocknen einen glänzenden Überzug bildet: farbloser, roter, schnell trocknender Lack; der Lack springt ab, blättert ab, bekommt Risse. *… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 lack — Ⅰ. lack UK US /læk/ noun [S or U] ► a situation in which there is not enough of something, or something is not available: serious/severe lack of sth »Many of these communities are having to cope with a severe lack of resources. » Lack of time is… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 lack — verb. The use with for meaning ‘to be short of something’ in negative contexts seems to have originated in the 19c: • If you are inclined to undertake the search, I have so provided that you will not lack for means Rider Haggard, 1887 • Here s… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 Lack — (l[a^]k), n. [OE. lak; cf. D. lak slander, laken to blame, OHG. lahan, AS. le[ a]n.] 1. Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Lack — Lack, v. i. 1. To be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc. [1913 Webster] What hour now? I think it lacks of twelve. Shak. [1913 Webster] Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty. Gen. xvii …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Lack — Sm std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. lacca f., das über arab. lakk und pers. lāk auf pāli lākhā f. zurückgeht. Dieses aus ai. lākṣā f. Lack , das wohl zu ai. rájyati färbt sich, rötet sich gehört, also eigentlich (rote) Färbung . Der… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 11 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 lack — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being without or not having enough of something. ► VERB (also lack for) ▪ be without or deficient in. ORIGIN perhaps partly from Low German lak deficiency , Dutch laken lack …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 lack — [lak] n. [early ME lac < or akin to MLowG & MDu lak, lack: for IE base see LEAK] 1. the fact or condition of not having enough; shortage; deficiency 2. the fact or condition of not having any; complete absence 3. the thing that is lacking or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 Lack — Lack, interj. [Cf. {Alack}.] Exclamation of regret or surprise. [Prov. Eng.] Cowper. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Lack [1] — Lack 1) so v.w. Lac 3); 2) so v.w. Gummilack; 3) Auflösung von Gummi od. Harz, womit die Oberfläche eines Gegenstandes überzogen wird, um sie zu schützen od. um ihr Glanz od. ein schöneres Ansehen zu geben. Dazu (zum Lackiren) verwendet man bes.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 16 Lack — Lack, aussi appelée Łąck, est une commune dans la province de Podlaska, au centre de la Pologne. Lack compte 4 904 habitants et a une superficie de 94 km2. 52°28′N 19°37′E / …

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  • 17 Lack — Lack: Das Substantiv wurde im 16. Jh. aus it. lacca entlehnt, das wie entsprechend span. laca und frz. laque aus arab. lakk übernommen ist. Dies geht über pers. lāk auf aind. lāks̓ā »Lack« zurück …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 18 lack — [n] deficiency, need abridgement, absence, curtailment, dearth, decrease, default, defect, deficit, depletion, deprivation, destitution, distress, exigency, exiguity, inadequacy, inferiority, insufficience, insufficiency, loss, meagerness, miss,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 19 lack´er|er — lack|er «LAK uhr», noun, transitive verb. = lacquer. (Cf. ↑lacquer) –lack´er|er, noun …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 lack|er — «LAK uhr», noun, transitive verb. = lacquer. (Cf. ↑lacquer) –lack´er|er, noun …

    Useful english dictionary


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