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Definition lock

Etymology 1

From Middle English lok, from Old English loc, from Proto-Germanic *luką. The verb is from Middle English locken, lokken, louken, from Old English lūcan, from Proto-Germanic *lūkaną. Doublet of luxe.

Noun

lock (plural locks)

  1. Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination.
  2. (computing, by extension) A mutex or other token restricting access to a resource.
  3. A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels.
  4. (firearms) The firing mechanism.
  5. Complete control over a situation.
  6. Something sure to be a success.
  7. (rugby) A player in the scrum behind the front row, usually the tallest members of the team.
  8. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
  9. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
  10. A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
  11. A grapple in wrestling.
Verb

lock (third-person singular simple present locks, present participle locking, simple past locked, past participle locked or (obsolete) locken)

  1. (intransitive) To become fastened in place.
  2. (transitive) To fasten with a lock.
  3. (intransitive) To be capable of becoming fastened in place.
  4. (transitive) To intertwine or dovetail.
  5. (intransitive, break dancing) To freeze one's body or a part thereof in place.
  6. To furnish (a canal) with locks.
  7. To raise or lower (a boat) in a lock.
  8. To seize (e.g. the sword arm of an antagonist) by turning the left arm around it, to disarm him.
  9. (Internet, transitive) To officially prevent other users from posting in (a thread).

Etymology 2

From Middle English lok, lokke, from Old English locc, from Proto-Germanic *lukkaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lugnó-, from Proto-Indo-European *lewg- (“to bend”). Cognate with Old Norse lokkr (whence Danish lok), German Locke. It has been theorised that the word may be related to the Gothic verb *????? (*lukan, “to shut”) in its ancient meaning to curb.

Noun

lock (plural locks)

  1. A tuft or length of hair, wool etc.
  2. A small quantity (of straw etc.)

Results Words with the letters LOCK

10 letter words with the letters LOCK
9 letter words with the letters LOCK
8 letter words with the letters LOCK
7 letter words with the letters LOCK
6 letter words with the letters LOCK
BLOCKS 17
BLOCKY 19
CLOAKS 14
CLOCKS 17
CLONKS 15
COCKLE 17
FLOCKS 17
FLOCKY 19
LOCKED 15
LOCKER 14
LOCKET 14
LOCKUP 18
RELOCK 14
SHLOCK 16
UNLOCK 16
5 letter words with the letters LOCK
BLOCK 16
CLOAK 13
CLOCK 16
CLONK 14
FLOCK 16
LOCKS 13
4 letter words with the letters LOCK
LOCK 12
3 letter words with the letters LOCK
COL 7
2 letter words with the letters LOCK
LO 3

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