HyperDic: lock

English > 15 senses of the word lock:
VERBcontactlockfasten with a lock
contactlock, engage, mesh, operatekeep engaged
changelockbecome rigid or immoveable
contactlock, interlock, interlacehold in a locking position
contactlock, interlockbecome engaged or intermeshed with one another
emotionlockhold fast (in a certain state)
contactlock, lock in, lock away, put away, shut up, shut away, lock upplace in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
motionlockpass by means through a lock in a waterway
creationlockbuild locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
NOUNartifactlocka fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
bodylock, curl, ringlet, whorla strand or cluster of hair
artifactlocka mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
artifactlock, lock chamberenclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level
artifactlock, ignition locka restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key / key
actlockany wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
lock > pronunciation
Soundslaa'k
Rhymesaftershock ... woodcock: 87 rhymes with aak...
English > lock: 15 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed.
Part ofdoorA swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
drawerA boxlike container in a piece of furniture
gateA movable barrier in a fence or wall
lidA movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.
Partsbolt, deadboltThe part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
keyholeThe hole where a key is inserted
tumblerA movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
Narrowercombination locklock that can be opened only by turning dials in a special sequence
cylinder lockA lock in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt
doorlockA lock on an exterior door
latch, door latchspring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
lever lockA lock whose tumblers are levers that must be raised to a given position so that the bolt can move
padlockA detachable lock
sash fastener, sash lock, window lockA lock attached to the sashes of a double hung window that can fix both in the shut position
Broaderfastener, fastening, holdfast, fixingrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Spanishcandado, cerradura
Catalancadenat, pany
Verbslockfasten with a lock
English > lock: 15 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA strand or cluster of hair.
Synonymscurl, ringlet, whorl
Part ofhairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coifThe arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
NarrowercrimpA lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
dreadlockOne of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp
forelockA lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
sausage curlA fat sausage-shaped curl
BroaderhairA covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head)
Spanishbucle, caracol, chicho, mecha, onda, rizo, rulo, sortija, tirabuzón
Catalananella, bucle, cargol, floc, onda, rínxol, ris, rull, tirabuixó
English > lock: 15 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun.
Part offirearm, piece, small-armA portable gun
Broadermechanismdevice consisting of a piece of machinery
Spanishcerrojo, llave
Catalanpany
English > lock: 15 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningenclosure 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.
Synonymlock chamber
Part ofcanallong and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
BroaderenclosureA structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed / enclosed for some purpose
Spanishesclusa
Catalanresclosa
Verbslockbuild locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
lockpass by means through a lock in a waterway
English > lock: 15 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key / key.
Synonymignition lock
Part ofignition switchswitch that operates a solenoid that closes a circuit to operate the starter
Broaderrestraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
English > lock: 15 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningAny wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured.
NarrowerhammerlockA wrestling hold in which the opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back
headlockA wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body
Broaderwrestling holdA hold used in the sport of wrestling
Verbslockbecome engaged or intermeshed with one another
lockhold in a locking position
English > lock: 15 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFasten with a lock.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"lock the bike to the fence"
NarrowerboltSecure or lock with a bolt
padlockFasten with a padlock
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
See alsolock upplace in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
lock upsecure by locking
OppositeunlockBecome unlocked / unlocked
unlockopen the lock of
Spanishcandar, cerrar
Nounslocka fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
lockera fastener that locks or closes
English > lock: 15 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningKeep engaged.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsengage, mesh, operate
NarrowerrideKeep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
throw, flip, switchCause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositedisengage, withdrawRelease from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
Spanishengranar
Catalanencaixar, engranar
English > lock: 15 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome rigid or immoveable.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
BroaderengageGet caught
OppositeunlockBecome unlocked / unlocked
Spanishenrigidecer
Catalanenrigidir
English > lock: 15 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaninghold in a locking position.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"He locked his hands around her neck"
Synonymsinterlock, interlace
Broaderhold, take holdHave or hold in one's hands or grip
Spanishentrelazar
Catalanentrellaçar
Nounslockany wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
English > lock: 15 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningBecome engaged or intermeshed with one another.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"They were locked in embrace"
Synonyminterlock
Broaderembrace, hug, bosom, squeezeSqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
Spanishentrelazarse
Nounslockany wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
English > lock: 15 senses > verb 6, emotion
Meaninghold fast (in a certain state).
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"He was locked in a laughing fit"
Broaderoverwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
English > lock: 15 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningplace in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"
  • "She locked her jewels in the safe"
Synonymslock in, lock away, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up
Broaderconfineprevent from leaving or from being removed
Spanishencerrar
English > lock: 15 senses > verb 8, motion
Meaningpass by means through a lock in a waterway.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Broaderpassgo across or through
Nounslockenclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level
lockagepassage through a lock in a canal or waterway
lockagea system of locks in a canal or waterway
English > lock: 15 senses > verb 9, creation
Meaningbuild locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderconstruct, build, makemake by combining materials and parts
Nounslockenclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level
lockagea system of locks in a canal or waterway

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