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

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery