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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lock  \Lock\,  n.  [AS.  locc;  akin  to  D.  lok,  G.  locke,  OHG.  loc, 
  Icel.  lokkr  and  perh.  to  Gr  ?  to  bend,  twist.] 
  A  tuft  of  hair;  a  flock  or  small  quantity  of  wool,  hay,  or 
  other  like  substance;  a  tress  or  ringlet  of  hair. 
 
  These  gray  locks,  the  pursuivants  of  death.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lock  \Lock\,  n.  [AS.  loc  inclosure,  an  inclosed  place  the 
  fastening  of  a  door,  fr  l[=u]can  to  lock,  fasten;  akin  to 
  OS  l[=u]kan  (in  comp.),  D.  luiken,  OHG.  l[=u]hhan,  Icel. 
  l?ka,  Goth.  l[=u]kan  (in  comp.);  cf  Skr.  ruj  to  break.  Cf 
  {Locket}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  A  fastening  together  or  interlacing;  a  closing  of  one 
  thing  upon  another;  a  state  of  being  fixed  or  immovable. 
 
  Albemarle  Street  closed  by  a  lock  of  carriages.  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  3.  A  place  from  which  egress  is  prevented,  as  by  a  lock. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  The  barrier  or  works  which  confine  the  water  of  a  stream 
  or  canal. 
 
  5.  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}. 
 
  6.  That  part  or  apparatus  of  a  firearm  by  which  the  charge  is 
  exploded;  as  a  matchlock,  flintlock,  percussion  lock, 
  etc 
 
  7.  A  device  for  keeping  a  wheel  from  turning. 
 
  8.  A  grapple  in  wrestling.  --Milton. 
 
  {Detector  lock},  a  lock  containing  a  contrivance  for  showing 
  whether  it  as  has  been  tampered  with 
 
  {Lock  bay}  (Canals),  the  body  of  water  in  a  lock  chamber. 
 
  {Lock  chamber},  the  inclosed  space  between  the  gates  of  a 
  canal  lock. 
 
  {Lock  nut}.  See  {Check  nut},  under  {Check}. 
 
  {Lock  plate},  a  plate  to  which  the  mechanism  of  a  gunlock  is 
  attached. 
 
  {Lock  rail}  (Arch.),  in  ordinary  paneled  doors,  the  rail 
  nearest  the  lock. 
 
  {Lock  rand}  (Masonry),  a  range  of  bond  stone.  --Knight. 
 
  {Mortise  lock},  a  door  lock  inserted  in  a  mortise. 
 
  {Rim  lock},  a  lock  fastened  to  the  face  of  a  door,  thus 
  differing  from  a  {mortise  lock}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lock  \Lock\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Locked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Locking}.] 
  1.  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 
 
  2.  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 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  To  link  together;  to  clasp  closely;  as  to  lock  arms.  `` 
  Lock  hand  in  hand.''  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Canals)  To  furnish  with  locks;  also  to  raise  or  lower  (a 
  boat)  in  a  lock. 
 
  6.  (Fencing)  To  seize,  as  the  sword  arm  of  an  antagonist,  by 
  turning  the  left  arm  around  it  to  disarm  him 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lock  \Lock\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  fast  as  by  means  of  a  lock  or  by  interlacing;  as 
  the  door  locks  close 
 
  When  it  locked  none  might  through  it  pass.  --Spenser. 
 
  {To  lock  into},  to  fit  or  slide  into  as  they  lock  into  each 
  other  --Boyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lock 
  n  1:  a  fastener  fitted  to  a  door  or  drawer  to  keep  it  firmly 
  closed 
  2:  a  strand  or  cluster  of  hair  [syn:  {curl},  {ringlet},  {whorl}] 
  3:  a  mechanism  that  detonates  the  charge  of  a  gun 
  4:  section  of  canal  that  can  be  closed  to  control  the  water 
  level;  used  to  raise  or  lower  vessels  that  pass  through  it 
  [syn:  {lock  chamber}] 
  5:  a  device  incorporated  into  the  ignition  switch  to  prevent 
  the  use  of  a  vehicle  by  persons  who  do  not  have  the  key 
  [syn:  {ignition  lock}] 
  6:  any  wrestling  hold  in  which  some  part  of  the  opponent's  body 
  is  twisted  or  pressured 
  v  1:  fasten  with  a  lock;  "lock  the  bike  to  the  fence"  [ant:  {unlock}] 
  2:  keep  engaged;  "engaged  the  gears"  [syn:  {engage},  {mesh},  {operate}] 
  [ant:  {disengage}] 
  3:  become  rigid  or  immoveable;  of  bones;  "Don't  lock  your  knees 
  in  this  exercise"  [ant:  {unlock}] 
  4:  hold  in  a  locking  position:  "He  locked  his  hands  around  her 
  neck"  [syn:  {interlock},  {interlace}] 
  5:  become  engaged  or  intermeshed  with  one  another;  "They  were 
  locked  in  embrace"  [syn:  {interlock}] 
  6:  hold  fast  (in  a  certain  state);  "He  was  locked  in  a  laughing 
  fit" 
  7:  place  in  a  place  where  something  cannot  be  removed  or 
  someone  cannot  escape;  "The  parents  locked  her  daughter  up 
  for  the  weekend";  "She  locked  her  jewels  in  the  safe" 
  [syn:  {lock  in},  {lock  away},  {put  away},  {shut  up},  {shut 
  away},  {lock  up}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lock 
  The  Hebrews  usually  secured  their  doors  by  bars  of  wood  or  iron 
  (Isa.  45:2;  1  Kings  4:3).  These  were  the  locks  originally  used 
  and  were  opened  and  shut  by  large  keys  applied  through  an 
  opening  in  the  outside  (Judg.  3:24).  (See  {KEY}.) 
 
  Lock  of  hair  (Judg.  16:13,  19;  Ezek.  8:3;  Num.  6:5,  etc.). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LOCK-:AND:-:KEY:,  n.  The  distinguishing  device  of  civilization  and 
  enlightenment. 
 
 




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