|1.||[ noun ] the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable|
"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|
"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|
"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|