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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Latch  \Latch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Latched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Latching}.]  [OE.  lacchen.  See  {Latch}.  n.] 
  1.  To  catch  so  as  to  hold  [Obs.] 
 
  Those  that  remained  threw  darts  at  our  men,  and 
  latching  our  darts,  sent  them  again  at  us 
  --Golding. 
 
  2.  To  catch  or  fasten  by  means  of  a  latch. 
 
  The  door  was  only  latched.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  latched 
  adj  :  firmly  fastened  or  secured  against  opening;  "windows  and 
  doors  were  all  fast";  "a  locked  closet";  "left  the 
  house  properly  secured"  [syn:  {barred},  {bolted},  {fast}, 
  {locked},  {secured}] 




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