Associations to the word «Sherlock»

Wiktionary

SHERLOCK, proper noun. An English surname​.
SHERLOCK, proper noun. A rare male given name transferred from the surname.
SHERLOCK, proper noun. (humorous) A detective (from Sherlock Holmes), especially used ironically to address somebody who has stated the obvious.
SHERLOCK, verb. (informal) To deduce; to figure out; to solve.
SHERLOCK, verb. (informal) To search; to hunt; to seek.
SHERLOCK, verb. (computing) To obsolete a unique feature in third-party software by introducing a similar or identical feature to the OS or a first-party program/app.
SHERLOCK, verb. Alternative letter-case form of Sherlock
SHERLOCK HOLMES, proper noun. A series of novels by Arthur Conan Doyle about a male consulting detective with astute logical reasoning and professional forensic skills, and related media based on the books, such as movies.
SHERLOCK HOLMES, proper noun. The fictional detective who is the protagonist of the series.
SHERLOCK HOLMES, proper noun. (figuratively) By extension, any person who has or is considered to have great powers of observation and deduction.
SHERLOCK HOLMESISH, adjective. Resembling or characteristic of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
SHERLOCK HOLMESY, adjective. Resembling or characteristic of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

Dictionary definition

SHERLOCK, noun. Someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information.

Wise words

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