Definitions and translations for "lack"

Definition of lack

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Noun
1. A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.
2. A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.
Verb
3. To be without, to need, to require.
My life lacks excitement.
4. To be short (of or for something).
He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.
5. To be in want.
6. To see the ‘lack’ in (someone or something); to find fault with, to malign, reproach.
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English - English - lack

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n. need, want; shortage; absence
v. be short of; be without, be missing; need, want
n. lac, lacquer, varnish, glaze, enamel

English - Spanish - lack

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s. falta, ausencia, carecimiento, carencia, cortedad, deficiencia, escaseamiento, escasez, insuficiencia
v. carecer de, adolecer de, estar desprovisto de, faltar, hacer falta, necesitar, ser careciente de, ser carente de; ser deficiente

English - French - lack

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n. manque; pénurie; absence
v. manquer de, être dénué de

English - German - lack

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n. Mangel; Knappheit; Abwesenheit
v. mangeln, ohne sein; fehlen

English - Indonesian - lack

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n. kekurangan, ketidakcukupan, ketiadaan
v. kekurangan, berkekurangan, punya: tak punya, kurang

English - Italian - lack

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s. difetto, scarsità, penuria, mancanza, insufficienza; vuoto
v. mancare di, difettare di, scarseggiare di; occorrere, avere bisogno di

English - Polish - lack

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n. brak, niedostatek, niedosyt
v. posiadać: nie posiadać, dostawać: nie dostawać, cierpieć na brak czegoś

English - Portuguese - lack

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s. falta, carência, ausência
v. faltar, carecer de; ser desprovido de

English - Romanian - lack

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n. lipsă, nevoie, trebuinţă, articol care lipseşte, neajuns
v. lipsi: a-i lipsi, avea: nu avea, lipsi

English - Russian - lack

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с. недостаток, отсутствие, нужда
г. испытывать недостаток, нуждаться, недоставать, не хватать, не иметь

English - Turkish - lack

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f. olmamak, eksik olmak, yoksun olmak, ihtiyacı olmak
i. eksiklik, noksan, yokluk, yoksunluk

English - Ukrainian - lack

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n. недостача, нестача, дефіцит, невистачка
v. нестача: відчувати нестачу, вистачати: не вистачати

German - English - lack

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v. be short of; be without, be missing; need, want

English - Dutch - lack

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zn. gebrek; bij gebrek aan-
ww. afwezig zijn; zonder-; -vrij; missen

English - Greek - lack

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ουσ. στέρηση, έλλειψη
ρήμ. στερούμαι, έχω έλειψη από

German - Spanish - lack

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n. charol (m), barniz (m), laca (f), maque (m)

German - French - lack

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n. vernis (m)

German - Italian - lack

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n. ceralacca (f), lacca (f), patina (f), vernice (f), verniciatura (f), violacciocca gialla {bot.} (f), smalto (m)

German - Russian - lack

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n. лак (m), сургуч (m)

German - Turkish - lack

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i. vernik (m), lak (m)

German - Dutch - lack

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lak

English - Arabic - lack

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‏فقر، عوز، نقص، فقدان، عدم وجود، إحتياج، قلة‏
‏معوز، إحتاج، عوز‏

English - Chinese - lack

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(名) 欠缺; 没有; 不足; 缺少的东西
(动) 缺乏, 不足, 短少; 缺少; 没有; 不足

English - Chinese - lack

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(名) 欠缺; 沒有; 不足; 缺少的東西
(動) 缺乏, 不足, 短少; 缺少; 沒有; 不足

English - Hindi - lack

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n. कमी, अभाव
v. अभाव होना, कमी होना, चाहना

English - Japanese - lack

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(動) 欠く, 欠如する, 不足する, 無くなる; 不自由する
(名) 欠乏; 欠如; 不足; 無

English - Korean - lack

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명. 결핍, 필요함; 부족함; 없슴, 결여
동. 부족하다; 없다, 결여되다; 필요하다

English - Vietnamese - lack

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n. tình trạng thiếu, túng thiếu, không có đủ, sự thiếu thốn, sự túng thiếu
v. thiếu thốn, túng thiếu

German - Chinese - lack

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[der] pl.Lacke 漆。清漆。(植物)桂竹香属。
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Synonyms for lack
1. need: require, want
2. deficiency: scarcity, insufficiency, need, dearth, scantiness, want, deficit
Verb forms for lack
Present participle: lacking
Present: lack (3.person: lacks)
Past: lacked
Future: will lack
Present conditional: would lack
Present Perfect: have lacked (3.person: has lacked)
Past Perfect: had lacked
Future Perfect: will have lacked
Past conditional: would have lacked