Associations to the word «Lock»


LOCK, noun. Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination.
LOCK, noun. (computing) (by extension) A mutex or other token restricting access to a resource.
LOCK, noun. A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels.
LOCK, noun. The firing mechanism of a gun.
LOCK, noun. Complete control over a situation.
LOCK, noun. Something sure to be a success.
LOCK, noun. (rugby) A player in the scrum behind the front row, usually the tallest members of the team.
LOCK, noun. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
LOCK, noun. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
LOCK, noun. A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
LOCK, noun. A grapple in wrestling.
LOCK, verb. (intransitive) To become fastened in place.
LOCK, verb. (transitive) To fasten with a lock.
LOCK, verb. (intransitive) To be capable of becoming fastened in place.
LOCK, verb. (transitive) To intertwine or dovetail.
LOCK, verb. (intransitive) (break dancing) To freeze one's body or a part thereof in place.
LOCK, verb. To furnish (a canal) with locks.
LOCK, verb. To raise or lower (a boat) in a lock.
LOCK, noun. Tuft or length of hair
LOCK, proper noun. A surname​.
LOCK AND LOAD, interjection. (US) (slang) A command to prepare a weapon for battle.
LOCK AND LOAD, interjection. (US) (slang) Prepare for an imminent event.
LOCK AWAY, verb. (transitive) to lock up; to lock in a safe place
LOCK HORNS, verb. (idiomatic) To come into conflict.
LOCK HOSPITAL, noun. (UK) (obsolete) A hospital for the treatment of venereal diseases.
LOCK HOSPITALS, noun. Plural of lock hospital
LOCK IN, noun. A sleepover party, usually held in a public place such as a church or school, in which the participants are not allowed to leave until the next morning.
LOCK IN, verb. To secure someone or something in a locked enclosure.
LOCK IN, verb. To fix the value of something potentially variable.
LOCK INS, noun. Plural of lock in
LOCK KEY, noun. Any of certain keys of a computer keyboard that switch between certain states and are represented by LEDs.
LOCK KEYS, noun. Plural of lock key
LOCK LIPS, verb. (idiomatic) To kiss on the lips; to engage in a French kiss.
LOCK ON, verb. To automatically track a target
LOCK ON, verb. Have a missile track a target
LOCK OUT, noun. An event in which an employer bars employees from working as a tactic in negotiating terms of employment, particularly in response to a strike or threat to strike.
LOCK OUT, verb. To prevent from entering a place, particularly oneself, inadvertently.
LOCK OUT, verb. (computing) To prevent from accessing a data structure.
LOCK OUTS, noun. Plural of lock out
LOCK PICK, noun. Any device used to unlock a lock without use of a key.
LOCK PICK, noun. A person who picks locks.
LOCK PICK, verb. To use tools to unlock locks without a key, to pick locks.
LOCK PICKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of lock pick
LOCK PICKING, noun. The action of using tools to unlock a lock without a key to that lock.
LOCK PICKS, noun. Plural of lock pick
LOCK PICKS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lock pick
LOCK SOMEONE UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY, verb. To lock someone up in prison indefinitely.
LOCK STITCH, noun. Alternative spelling of lockstitch
LOCK TIME, noun. (firearms) The time, measured in milliseconds, from when the trigger is pulled until the firing pin strikes the primer.
LOCK UP, verb. (transitive) to imprison or incarcerate someone
LOCK UP, verb. (transitive) to invest in something long term
LOCK UP, verb. (intransitive) to close all doors and windows of a place securely
LOCK UP, verb. (intransitive) (computing) to cease responding, to freeze
LOCK UP, verb. (intransitive) (mechanics) to stop moving, to seize

Dictionary definition

LOCK, noun. A fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed.
LOCK, noun. A strand or cluster of hair.
LOCK, noun. A mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun.
LOCK, noun. 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.
LOCK, noun. A restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key.
LOCK, noun. Any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured.
LOCK, verb. Fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence".
LOCK, verb. Keep engaged; "engaged the gears".
LOCK, verb. Become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise".
LOCK, verb. Hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck".
LOCK, verb. Become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace".
LOCK, verb. Hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit".
LOCK, verb. 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".
LOCK, verb. Pass by means through a lock in a waterway.
LOCK, verb. Build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels.

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia