Associations to the word «Latch»


LATCH, noun. A fastening for a door that has a bar that fits into a notch or slot, and is lifted by a lever or string from either side.
LATCH, noun. A flip-flop electronic circuit
LATCH, noun. (obsolete) A latching.
LATCH, noun. (obsolete) A crossbow.
LATCH, noun. (obsolete) That which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare.
LATCH, verb. To close or lock as if with a latch
LATCH, verb. To catch; lay hold of
LATCH, verb. (obsolete) To smear; to anoint.
LATCH, noun. (automotive) Initialism of Lower anchors and tethers for children.
LATCH KEY, noun. Alternative spelling of latchkey
LATCH ON, verb. To grasp firmly; to become attached to.
LATCH ONTO, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To obtain, acquire or get and keep hold of something.

Dictionary definition

LATCH, noun. Spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key.
LATCH, noun. Catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove.
LATCH, verb. Fasten with a latch; "latch the door".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.