Meaning of LOCK in English


noun a grapple in wrestling.

2. lock ·noun a device for keeping a wheel from turning.

3. lock ·noun a place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.

4. lock ·vt to link together; to clasp closely; as, to lock arms.

5. lock ·noun the barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal.

6. lock ·vt to furnish with locks; also, to raise or lower (a boat) in a lock.

7. lock ·vi to become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close.

8. lock ·vt to seize, as the sword arm of an antagonist, by turning the left arm around it, to disarm him.

9. lock ·noun a tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair.

10. lock ·noun a fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.

11. lock ·noun that part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock, ·etc.

12. lock ·vt 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.

13. lock ·noun 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.

14. lock ·vt 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.

15. lock ·noun 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.

xvi. lock ·vt 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.

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