1lack /ˈlæk/ verb lacks; lacked; lack·ing
: to not have (something) [+ obj] ▪ His book lacks any coherent structure. ▪ They lack a good strategy for winning the election. ▪ This painting lacks any artistic value. : to not have enough of (something) ▪ She has never been accused of lacking confidence. ▪ lack money ▪ Many of these people lack the basic necessities of life. [no obj] (chiefly US) — + for ▪ The area does not lack for good restaurants. [=the area has many good restaurants] ▪ She does not lack for confidence.