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Meanings

  1. (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.
  2. (noun) A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
  3. (v. t.) 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.
  4. (v. i.) To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close.
  5. (noun) The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal.
  6. (noun) A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair.
  7. (v. t.) To furnish with locks; also, to raise or lower (a boat) in a lock.
  8. (v. t.) To link together; to clasp closely; as, to lock arms.
  9. (v. t.) To seize, as the sword arm of an antagonist, by turning the left arm around it, to disarm him.
  10. (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.
  11. (noun) That part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock, etc.
  12. (v. t.) 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.
  13. (noun) A grapple in wrestling.
  14. (v. t.) 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.
  15. (noun) A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
  16. (noun) A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
Word: lock
Pronunciation of lock: 'läk
Function of lock: noun
Origin of lock: Middle English lok, from Old English locc; akin to Old High German loc lock, Greek lygos withe, Latin luxus dislocated
1 a : a tuft, tress, or ringlet of hair b plural : the hair of the head
2 : a cohering bunch (as of wool, cotton, or flax) : TUFT

Synonyms of lock

Curl, Engage, Interlace, Interlock, Mesh, Operate, Ringlet, Whorl,

Antonyms of lock

Disengage, Unlock, Withdraw,

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