Part of speech: verb

To be destitute of; be deficient; fail.

Part of speech: noun

Absence or deficiency of something; want; failure.

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Usage examples "lack":

  1. Unity of effort, or the lack of it, especially between management and labor, may be one of the most important factors of the estimate. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
  2. I think the lack in your life is that you have known so few women; men and women can never understand each other, of course; but they have got to live together and work together; and one ought to live with people whom one does not understand. - "Watersprings", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  3. There is one at the back, but I have never yet opened that, for lack of a key. - "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.