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Definition of Lock

Lock

  1. A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair.
  2. Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the thing fastened.
  3. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
  4. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
  5. The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal.
  6. An inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to another; -- called also lift lock.
  7. That part or apparatus of a firearm by which the charge is exploded; as, a matchlock, flintlock, percussion lock, etc.
  8. A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
  9. A grapple in wrestling.
  10. To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to prevent free movement of; as, to lock a door, a carriage wheel, a river, etc.
  11. To prevent ingress or access to, or exit from, by fastening the lock or locks of; -- often with up; as, to lock or lock up, a house, jail, room, trunk. etc.
  12. To fasten in or out, or to make secure by means of, or as with, locks; to confine, or to shut in or out -- often with up; as, to lock one's self in a room; to lock up the prisoners; to lock up one's silver; to lock intruders out of the house; to lock money into a vault; to lock a child in one's arms; to lock a secret in one's breast.
  13. To link together; to clasp closely; as, to lock arms.
  14. To furnish with locks; also, to raise or lower (a boat) in a lock.
  15. To seize, as the sword arm of an antagonist, by turning the left arm around it, to disarm him.
  16. To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close.

Lock Quotations

When my film flops, I believe it is my mistake. There have been times when I didn't come out of my house because my films didn't do well. I lock myself in for months. I don't talk to people. I feel bad for producer, director, for those who lost money. It's never about myself or my career alone.
Mahesh Babu

There are things God does for me daily, and it throws me into brain lock, because I know in my heart I don't deserve that kind of grace. I don't deserve that break.
Willie Aames

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

If you wait to see how much money you have left at the end of the month to put toward savings, the answer may be zero. So, set up an automated monthly transfer from your checking to savings account. Once you lock into that commitment, you'll be forced to scale back spending to make ends meet.
Suze Orman

Over the years I've learned how to lock myself up in a prison of hope, knowing that God has nothing but His best planned for me. He promised me things concerning my ministry and my life.
Joyce Meyer
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Lock Translations

lock in Dutch is slot
lock in Finnish is lukko, lukita
lock in German is Sperre, arretieren, Sperr/absperren
lock in Italian is serratura, chiudere, chiavistello, fermatura
lock in Portuguese is fechamento, fechadura
lock in Spanish is trancar, concluir, bucle, clausurar, obturador
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