for lack of

idiom

Definition of for lack of 

: not having (the thing specified) They called it a comet, for lack of a better term/word. For lack of anything better to do, we went to the park.

Learn More about for lack of

Share for lack of

Dictionary Entries near for lack of

fork-tongued

fork truck

forky

for lack of

forlana

for laughs

Forlì

Statistics for for lack of

Look-up Popularity

Comments on for lack of

What made you want to look up for lack of? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

living or existing for a long time

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!