Pronunciation: lǒk
n.1.A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair.
1.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.
2.A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
Albemarle Street closed by a lock of carriages.
- De Quincey.
3.A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
4.The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal.
5.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.
6.That part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock, etc.
7.A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
8.A grapple in wrestling.
Detector lock
a lock containing a contrivance for showing whether it as has been tampered with.
Lock bay
(Canals) the body of water in a lock chamber.
Lock chamber
the inclosed space between the gates of a canal lock.
Lock nut
See Check nut, under Check.
Lock plate
a plate to which the mechanism of a gunlock is attached.
Lock rail
(Arch.) in ordinary paneled doors, the rail nearest the lock.
Lock rand
(Masonry) a range of bond stone.
Mortise lock
a door lock inserted in a mortise.
- Knight.
Rim lock
a lock fastened to the face of a door, thus differing from a mortise lock.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Locked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Locking.]
2.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.
3.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.
4.To link together; to clasp closely; as, to lock arms.
5.(Canals) To furnish with locks; also, to raise or lower (a boat) in a lock.
6.(Fencing) To seize, as the sword arm of an antagonist, by turning the left arm around it, to disarm him.
v. i.1.To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close.
To lock into
to fit or slide into; as, they lock into each other.
- Boyle.
Noun1.Locklock - a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
2.lock - a strand or cluster of hair
Synonyms: ringlet, whorl, curl
3.lock - a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
4.Locklock - enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
Synonyms: lock chamber
5.lock - a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
Synonyms: ignition lock
6.lock - any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
Verb1.lock - fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
unlock - become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside"
unlock - open the lock of; "unlock the door"
2.lock - keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
Synonyms: mesh, operate, engage
3.lock - become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
unlock - become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside"
4.lock - hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
Synonyms: interlace, interlock
5.lock - become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
Synonyms: interlock
6.lock - hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
7.lock - 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"
8.lock - pass by means through a lock in a waterway
9.lock - build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
To see a lock in your dream, signifies your inability to get what you want or being kept out. Perhaps an aspect of yourself is locked up inside and needs to be expressed.aboideau, accord, agree, air lock, answer to, articulate, assent, assort with, authority, bang, barricade, barrier, batten, batten down, be consistent, be of one, be uniform with, bear hug, bind, block, block up, blockade, buckle, butt, button, button up, cage, catch, cessation, check, chime, chock, choke, choke off, clap, clasp, cleat, clip, close off, close out, close tight, close up, clutch, cohere, coincide, command, commit, concur, confine, conform, conform with, consist with, constrain, constrict, contain, contract, control, coop up, cooperate, correspond, cover, crimp, crowd, dead set, dead stand, dead stop, deadlock, debar, detain, dock gate, dog, dovetail, dying down, ebb, ebbing, engage, entangle, entwine, exclude, fall in together, fit together, fix, fix on, fix upon, flood-hatch, floodgate, fold, fold up, follow, frizz, frizzle, full nelson, full stop, gate, go together, go with, grapple, grasp, half nelson, halt, hang together, harmonize, head gate, hinge, hit, hitch, hold, hold together, implant, impound, imprison, incarcerate, interlock, intersect, jam, jibe, join, joint, keep out, keep track of, key, lock gate, lock in, lock out, lock up, match, miter, mortise, nail, oblige, obstruct, occlude, overlap, pack, padlock, parallel, peg, penstock, pin, plant, plumb, ponytail, power, pursue, quarter nelson, rabbet, register, register with, respond to, restrain, restrict, retain, rivet, scarf, scissors, screw, seal, seal off, seal up, secure, sew, shut, shut off, shut out, shut the door, shut tight, shut up, sing in chorus, skewer, slam, sluice, sluice gate, snap, sort with, square, square with, squeeze, squeeze shut, stabilize, stand, stand together, standstill, staple, stick, stifle, stillstand, stitch, stop, stop up, strangle, stranglehold, strangulate, subsidence, suffocate, supervision, sway, tack, tally, tide gate, toehold, toggle, track, tress, wane, waning, water gate, wedge, weir, zip up, zipper
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locative role
Loch Achray
Loch Linnhe
Loch Ness
Loch Ness monster
Lochaber ax
-- Lock --
lock away
Lock bay
lock chamber
Lock hospital
lock in
Lock nut
lock out
Lock plate
Lock rail
Lock rand
lock ring
Lock step
Lock stitch
lock up
Lock washer
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