Associations to the word «Locking»

Wiktionary

LOCKING, verb. Present participle of lock
LOCKING, noun. The act by which something is locked.
LOCKING, noun. (computing) Using a lock or a mutex to restrict the access to a part of a code to at most one process.
LOCKING OUT, verb. Present participle of lock out
LOCKING UP, verb. Present participle of lock up

Dictionary definition

LOCKING, noun. The act of locking something up to protect it.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats