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Definitions of lock

  1. To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to prevent free movement of; as, to lock a door, a carriage wheel, a river, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To link together; to clasp closely; as, to lock arms. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To furnish with locks; also, to raise or lower (a boat) in a lock. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To seize, as the sword arm of an antagonist, by turning the left arm around it, to disarm him. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To prevent ingress or access to, or exit from, by fastening the lock or locks of; - often with up; as, to lock or lock up, a house, jail, room, trunk. etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To fasten or secure with a lock; shut up; confine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To fasten with a lock: to fasten so as to impede motion: to shut up: to close fast: to embrace closely: to furnish with locks. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To fasten with a lock; clasp closely. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To make fast; shut in or out securely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To become fast by a lock; entwine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To become fast: to unite closely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. keep engaged; "engaged the gears" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. pass by means through a lock in a waterway Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. become rigid or immoveable; of bones; "Don't lock your knees in this exercise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. To be securely closed; be held fast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To fasten with a lock; to fasten, so as to impede motion; to shut up or confine; to close fast; to embrace closely; to provide with locks; to seize the sword-arm of an antagonist by a peculiar movement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To fasten with a lock; to shut up or confine; to close fast; to embrace closely; to become fast. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the thing fastened. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. That part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A device for keeping a wheel from turning. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To fasten in or out, or to make secure by means of, or as with, locks; to confine, or to shut in or out -- often with up; as, to lock one's self in a room; to lock up the prisoners; to lock up one's silver; to lock intruders out of the house; to lock money into a vault; to lock a child in one's arms; to lock a secret in one's breast. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. An inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to another; - called also lift lock. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A mechanical device furnished with a spring and bolt for fastening a door, etc., by means of a key; anything that fastens; an inclosure between gates in a canal, river, etc., used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from level to level; a mechanism for firing a gun; a tuft of hair or wool; ringlet. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. An instrument to fasten doors, etc.: an inclosure in a canal for raising or lowering boats: the part of a firearm by which it is discharged: a grapple in wrestling: a state of being immovable: any narrow confined place. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. A tuft or ringlet of hair: a flock of wool, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. Fastening for a door, &c.; inclosed space in a canal; contrivance for discharging a gun; tuft of hair. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. A device to fasten doors, drawers, etc., by means of a key. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A spring mechanism for discharging a firearm. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. An enclosure in a canal, with floodgates, to control the water level. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A tuft, as of hair. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Anything that fastens; an instrument to fasten doors, &c.; an enclosure or lock-up; the part of a fire-arm by which it is discharged; an inclosure in a canal, with gates at each end, for raising or lowering the boats; a state of being locked; a grapple in wrestling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. A tuft of hair; a tuft of wool, hay, or other like substance; a ringlet of hair. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. A machine for fastening doors, &c., by means of a key; the part of a gun or rifle by which it is discharged; the part of a canal confined by gates; any narrow confined place or enclosure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. A tuft of hair; a small bunch or tuft of wool; ringlets or straggling tufts of hair around the forehead. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for lock

  1. She heard him turn the key in the lock as she went. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  2. Lock the door and I'll get it. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
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