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lock 1

 (lŏk)
n.
1. A device operated by a key, combination, or keycard and used, as on a door, for holding, closing, or securing.
2. A section of a waterway, such as a canal, closed off with gates, in which vessels in transit are raised or lowered by raising or lowering the water level of that section.
3. A mechanism in a firearm for exploding the charge.
4. An interlocking or entanglement of elements or parts.
5.
a. Sports A hold in wrestling or self-defense that is secured on a part of an opponent's body.
b. A secure hold; control: The distributor has a lock on most of the market.
c. A sure thing; a certainty: His promotion is a lock.
v. locked, lock·ing, locks
v.tr.
1.
a. To fasten the lock of: close and lock a drawer.
b. To shut or make secure with or as if with locks: locked the house.
2. To confine or exclude by or as if by means of a lock: locked the dog in for the night; locked the criminal up in a cell.
3. To fix in place so that movement or escape is impossible; hold fast: The ship was locked in the ice through the winter. She felt that she had become locked into a binding agreement.
4.
a. To sight and follow (a moving target) automatically: locked the enemy fighter in the gun sights.
b. To aim (a weapon or other device) at a moving target so as to follow it automatically: "The pilot had locked his targeting radar on the slow-moving frigate" (Ed Magnuson).
5. To clasp or link firmly; intertwine or interlock: locked arms and walked away.
6. To bind in close struggle or battle: The two dogs were locked in combat.
7.
a. To equip (a waterway) with locks.
b. To pass (a vessel) through a lock.
8. To invest (funds) in such a way that they cannot easily be converted into cash.
9. To arrange or secure (an interest rate) for a loan.
10. Computers
a. To end the processing of (a magnetic tape or disk) in such a way as to deny access to its contents.
b. To protect (a file) from changes or deletion.
v.intr.
1. To become fastened by or as if by means of a lock: The door locks automatically when shut.
2. To become entangled or jammed; interlock.
3. To become rigid or immobile: The mechanism tends to lock in cold weather.
4. To pass through a lock or locks in a waterway.
Phrasal Verbs:
lock down
1. To place (a facility or the people in it) in a lockdown.
2. To arrange or secure (something) so that it does not change or can't be undone.
lock out
To withhold work from (employees) during a labor dispute.
Idioms:
lock horns
To become embroiled in conflict.
lock lips Slang
To engage in a long kiss.
lock, stock, and barrel
To the greatest or most complete extent; wholly: an estate that was auctioned off lock, stock, and barrel.
under lock and key
Securely locked up.

[Middle English, from Old English loc, bolt, bar.]

lock′a·ble adj.

lock 2

 (lŏk)
n.
1.
a. A length or curl of hair; a tress.
b. often locks The hair of the head.
2. A small wisp or tuft, as of wool or cotton.

[Middle English, from Old English locc.]

lock

(lɒk)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a device fitted to a gate, door, drawer, lid, etc, to keep it firmly closed and often to prevent access by unauthorized persons
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a similar device attached to a machine, vehicle, etc, to prevent use by unauthorized persons: a steering lock.
3. (Nautical Terms)
a. a section of a canal or river that may be closed off by gates to control the water level and the raising and lowering of vessels that pass through it
b. (as modifier): a lock gate.
4. the jamming, fastening, or locking together of parts
5. (Automotive Engineering) Brit the extent to which a vehicle's front wheels will turn to the right or left: this car has a good lock.
6. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
7. informal US and Canadian a person or thing that is certain to win or to succeed: she is a lock for the Academy Award.
8. lock, stock, and barrel completely; entirely
9. (Wrestling) any wrestling hold in which a wrestler seizes a part of his opponent's body and twists it or otherwise exerts pressure upon it
10. (Rugby) rugby Also called: lock forward either of two players who make up the second line of the scrum and apply weight to the forwards in the front line
11. (General Engineering) a gas bubble in a hydraulic system or a liquid bubble in a pneumatic system that stops or interferes with the fluid flow in a pipe, capillary, etc: an air lock.
vb
12. to fasten (a door, gate, etc) or (of a door, etc) to become fastened with a lock, bolt, etc, so as to prevent entry or exit
13. (tr) to secure (a building) by locking all doors, windows, etc
14. to fix or become fixed together securely or inextricably
15. to become or cause to become rigid or immovable: the front wheels of the car locked.
16. (when tr, often passive) to clasp or entangle (someone or each other) in a struggle or embrace
17. (Nautical Terms) (tr) to furnish (a canal) with locks
18. (Nautical Terms) (tr) to move (a vessel) through a system of locks
19. lock horns (esp of two equally matched opponents) to become engaged in argument or battle
20. lock the stable door after the horse has bolted lock the stable door after the horse has been stolen to take precautions after harm has been done
[Old English loc; related to Old Norse lok]
ˈlockable adj

lock

(lɒk)
n
1. a strand, curl, or cluster of hair
2. a tuft or wisp of wool, cotton, etc
3. (plural) chiefly literary hair, esp when curly or fine
[Old English loc; related to Old Frisian lok, Old Norse lokkr lock of wool]

lock1

(lɒk)
n.
1. a device for securing a door, gate, lid, drawer, or the like when closed, consisting of a bolt or system of bolts propelled and withdrawn by a mechanism operated by a key, dial, etc.
2. any contrivance for fastening or securing something.
3. (in a firearm) the mechanism that explodes the charge; gunlock.
4. an enclosed chamber in a canal, dam, etc., with gates at each end, for raising or lowering vessels from one level to another by admitting or releasing water.
5. an air lock or decompression chamber.
6. complete and unchallenged control; an unbreakable hold: to have a lock on the senatorial nomination.
7. Slang. someone or something certain of success; sure thing.
8. any of various wrestling holds, esp. a hold secured on the arm, leg, or head.
v.t.
9. to fasten or secure (a door, window, building, etc.) by the operation of a lock or locks.
10. to shut in by or as if by means of a lock, as for security or restraint.
11. to make fast or immovable by or as if by a lock: to lock the steering wheel on a car.
12. to join or unite firmly by interlinking or intertwining: to lock arms.
13. to hold fast in an embrace.
14. to move (a ship) by means of a lock or locks, as in a canal.
15. to furnish with locks, as a canal.
v.i.
16. to become locked: This door locks with a key.
17. to become fastened, fixed, or interlocked: gears that lock into place.
18. to go or pass by means of a lock or locks, as a vessel.
19. lock in,
a. to commit to unalterably.
b. (of an investor) to be unable or unwilling to sell or shift securities.
20. lock on, to track an object automatically by electronic means.
21. lock out,
a. to keep out by or as if by a lock.
b. to subject (employees) to a lockout.
22. lock up,
a. to imprison for a crime.
b. to make (type) immovable in a chase by securing the quoins.
c. to fasten or secure with a lock or locks.
d. to lock the doors of a house, automobile, etc.
e. to fasten or fix firmly, as by engaging parts.
Idioms:
1. lock horns, to come into conflict; clash.
2. lock, stock, and barrel, with every part or item included; completely.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English loc fastening, bar, c. Old Saxon lok, Old High German loh hole, Old Norse lok lid, end, Gothic -luk in usluk opening]
lock′a•ble, adj.

lock2

(lɒk)

n.
1. a tress, curl, or ringlet of hair.
2. locks,
a. the hair of the head.
b. short wool of inferior quality.
[before 900; Middle English locke, Old English locc, c. Old Saxon lok, Old High German loc, Old Norse lokkr]

Lock

 a handful, armful, or small bundle; locks of hair on the head, collectively.
Examples: lock of bacon, 1843; of cover, 1847; of corn, 1629; of cotton, 1849; of flax, 1673; of grass, 1661; of hair, 1526; of ham; of hay, 1575; of lightning, 1850; of money, 1804; of straw, 1563; of tar, 1823; of wheat, 1827; of wool, 1463.

lock


Past participle: locked
Gerund: locking

Imperative
lock
lock
Present
I lock
you lock
he/she/it locks
we lock
you lock
they lock
Preterite
I locked
you locked
he/she/it locked
we locked
you locked
they locked
Present Continuous
I am locking
you are locking
he/she/it is locking
we are locking
you are locking
they are locking
Present Perfect
I have locked
you have locked
he/she/it has locked
we have locked
you have locked
they have locked
Past Continuous
I was locking
you were locking
he/she/it was locking
we were locking
you were locking
they were locking
Past Perfect
I had locked
you had locked
he/she/it had locked
we had locked
you had locked
they had locked
Future
I will lock
you will lock
he/she/it will lock
we will lock
you will lock
they will lock
Future Perfect
I will have locked
you will have locked
he/she/it will have locked
we will have locked
you will have locked
they will have locked
Future Continuous
I will be locking
you will be locking
he/she/it will be locking
we will be locking
you will be locking
they will be locking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been locking
you have been locking
he/she/it has been locking
we have been locking
you have been locking
they have been locking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been locking
you will have been locking
he/she/it will have been locking
we will have been locking
you will have been locking
they will have been locking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been locking
you had been locking
he/she/it had been locking
we had been locking
you had been locking
they had been locking
Conditional
I would lock
you would lock
he/she/it would lock
we would lock
you would lock
they would lock
Past Conditional
I would have locked
you would have locked
he/she/it would have locked
we would have locked
you would have locked
they would have locked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lock - a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closedlock - a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
deadbolt, bolt - the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
combination lock - lock that can be opened only by turning dials in a special sequence
cylinder lock - a lock in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins; inserting the key lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate
door - a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left"
doorlock - a lock on an exterior door
drawer - a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
keyhole - the hole where a key is inserted
door latch, latch - spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
lever lock - a lock whose tumblers are levers that must be raised to a given position so that the bolt can move
lid - a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.; "he raised the piano lid"
padlock - a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut
sash fastener, sash lock, window lock - a lock attached to the sashes of a double hung window that can fix both in the shut position
tumbler - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
2.lock - a strand or cluster of hairlock - a strand or cluster of hair    
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
sausage curl - a fat sausage-shaped curl
forelock - a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
crimp - a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
dreadlock - one of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp; popularized by Rastafarians
3.lock - a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
4.lock - enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water levellock - enclosure 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
canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
5.lock - a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
ignition switch - switch that operates a solenoid that closes a circuit to operate the starter
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
6.lock - any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
wrestling hold - a hold used in the sport of wrestling
hammerlock - a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back
headlock - a wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body
Verb1.lock - fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
padlock - fasten with a padlock
bolt - secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"
lock away, put away, shut away, shut up, lock in, lock up, lock - 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"
lock up - secure by locking; "lock up the house before you go on vacation"
unlock - become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside"
unlock - open the lock of; "unlock the door"
2.lock - keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
flip, switch, throw - cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
ride - keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot; "Don't ride the clutch!"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
3.lock - become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
engage - get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"
unlock - become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside"
4.lock - hold in a locking position; "He locked his hands around her neck"
hold, take hold - have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
5.lock - become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace"
hug, bosom, embrace, squeeze - squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
6.lock - hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
overwhelm, sweep over, whelm, overpower, overtake, overcome - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
7.lock - 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"
confine - prevent from leaving or from being removed
8.lock - pass by means through a lock in a waterway
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
9.lock - build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

lock

1
verb
1. fasten, close, secure, shut, bar, seal, bolt, latch, sneck (dialect) Are you sure you locked the front door?
2. unite, join, link, engage, mesh, clench, entangle, interlock, entwine He locked his fingers behind his head.
3. embrace, press, grasp, clutch, hug, enclose, grapple, clasp, encircle He locked her in a passionate clinch.
noun
1. fastening, catch, bolt, clasp, padlock He heard her key turning in the lock.
lock someone out shut out, bar, ban, exclude, keep out, debar, refuse admittance to My husband's locked me out.
lock someone up imprison, jail, confine, cage, detain, shut up, incarcerate, send down (informal), send to prison, put behind bars You're mad. You should be locked up.

lock

2
noun strand, curl, tuft, tress, ringlet She brushed a lock of hair off his forehead.

lock

verb
1. To shut in with or as if with bars:
2. To put in jail.Also used with up:
Translations
جِهاز التَّفْجير في السِّلاح الناريخُصْلَة شَعرخُصْلَةٌ مِنَ الْشَعْرِشَعْرقِفْل
ключалка
cadenatresclosa
zámekzamknoutzdymadlozápalníkkadeř
låslåseloklokkersluse
lukitalukkosulkulukittualukkiutua
ताला
bravauvojakzaključati
lakatzárzsilip
byssuláslás, læsingloka, læsalokkarlokkur
鍵をかける髪のふさ
머리타래자물쇠(...을) 잠그다
aizšaujamaisaizslēgsaizslēgtbultacirta
kaderplavebná komorazámok
ključavnicazaklenitizakleniti sebiti zaklenjen
låslåsalocksluss
ใส่กุญแจกุญแจปอยผม
kilitkilitlemekkitle mekperçemsaçlar
تالا
khóakhóa cửamớ tóc

lock

1 [lɒk] N [of hair] → mecha f, mechón m; (= ringlet) → bucle m locks (poet) → cabellos mpl

lock

2 [lɒk]
A. N
1. (on door, box, safe) → cerradura f, chapa f (LAm) (Aut) (on steering wheel) → tope m, retén m; (= bolt) → cerrojo m (also padlock) → candado m; [of gun] → llave f
under lock and keybajo siete llaves
to put sth under lock and keyguardar algo bajo llave
lock, stock, and barrel (fig) → con todo incluido
2. (on canal) → esclusa f; (= pressure chamber) → cámara f intermedia
3. (Aut) (= steering lock) → ángulo m de giro
4. (Wrestling) → llave f
B. VT
1. (with key) → cerrar con llave; (with bolt) → cerrar con cerrojo; (with padlock) → cerrar con candado
to lock sth/sb in a placeencerrar algo/a algn en un lugar
2. (Mech) → trabar; [+ steering wheel] (to prevent theft) → bloquear, inmovilizar; (= jam) → bloquear (Comput) [+ screen] → desactivar
3. (= entwine) (usu pass) they were locked in each other's armsestaban unidos en un abrazo
the armies were locked in combatlos ejércitos luchaban encarnizadamente
to lock horns with sbenzarzarse en una disputa or pelea con algn
C. VI
1. (with key) [door, box, safe] → cerrarse con llave
2. (Mech) → trabarse
the front wheels of the car lockedlas ruedas delanteras se trabaron
D. CPD lock gate Npuerta f de esclusa
lock keeper Nesclusero/a m/f
lock picker Nespadista m
lock away VT + ADV (gen) → guardar bajo llave; [+ criminal, mental patient] → encerrar
lock in VT + ADVdejar encerrado dentro
lock on to VI + PREP (Mech) → acoplarse a, unirse a
lock out VT + ADVcerrar la puerta a, dejar fuera con la puerta cerrada
to find o.s. locked outestar fuera sin llave para abrir la puerta
the workers were locked outlos obreros se quedaron sin trabajo por cierre patronal
lock up
A. VT + ADV [+ object] → guardar bajo llave; [+ house] → cerrar con llave; [+ criminal] → encarcelar; [+ funds] → inmovilizar
you ought to be locked up!¡irás a parar a la cárcel!
B. VI + ADVechar la llave

lock

[ˈlɒk]
n
[door, box] → serrure f
The lock is broken → La serrure est cassée.
to be kept under lock and key (= locked up) [thing] → être mis(e) sous clé
lock stock and barrel → en bloc
[canal] → écluse f
[hair] → boucle f
(British) with the wheel on full lock → le volant tourné à fond locks
npl (= hair) → cheveux mpl
vt
[+ door, case, safe] → fermer à clé
Make sure you lock your door → N'oubliez pas de fermer votre porte à clé.
(= put) (in secure place)enfermer
They locked him in a cell → Ils l'enfermèrent dans une cellule.
Her maid locked the case in the safe → Sa bonne enferma le coffret dans le coffre-fort.
(= immobilize) → bloquer
[+ computer screen] → désactiver
vi
[door, case] → fermer à clé
[wheels] → se bloquer
[knee] → se bloquer
(= fit into place) → s'enclencher
Turn the bulb until it locks → Tournez l'ampoule jusqu'à ce qu'elle s'enclenche.
to lock into place → s'emboîter
lock away
vt sep
[+ valuables] → enfermer en lieu sûr
[+ criminal] → mettre sous les verrous, enfermer
lock down
vt sep
[+ place] → fermer
Schools were locked down after the shooting → Les écoles ont été fermées après la fusillade.
[+ people] → enfermer, confiner
(COMPUTING)verrouiller
lock in
vt sep [+ person] → enfermer
lock out
vt sep
(accidentally)enfermer dehors
to be locked out by sb → être enfermé(e) dehors par qn
The door slammed and I was locked out → La porte a claqué et je me suis retrouvé enfermé dehors.
to lock o.s. out → s'enfermer dehors
The new tenants locked themselves out of their apartment and had to break in → Les nouveaux locataires s'étaient enfermés dehors et ont dû forcer la porte de leur appartement.
(on purpose)mettre à la porte
[+ workers] → lock-outer
lock up
vitout fermer à clé
vt sep
[+ building] → fermer à clé; [+ car] → verrouiller
[+ possessions, dangerous things] → mettre sous clé
[+ person] (in prison, mental hospital)enfermer

lock

:
lock gate
nSchleusentor nt
lockjaw
lock keeper
nSchleusenwärter(in) m(f)
locknut
nGegenmutter f
lockout
nAussperrung f
locksmith
nSchlosser(in) m(f)
lockstitch
nSteppstich m
lock-up
n
(= shop)Laden m, → Geschäft nt; (= garage)Garage f
(= prison)Gefängnis nt

lock

1
n (of hair)Locke f; her wavy locksihr gewelltes Haar

lock

2
n
(on door, box, gun) → Schloss nt; to put/keep somebody under lock and keyjdn hinter Schloss und Riegel bringen/verwahren; to put something under lock and keyetw wegschließen; to keep money under lock and keyGeld unter Verschluss halten; he offered me the house lock, stock and barreler bot mir das Haus mit allem Drum und Dran an (inf); they destroyed it lock, stock and barrelsie haben es total zerstört; to own something lock, stock and barreletw ganz besitzen
(= canal lock)Schleuse f
(= hold)Fesselgriff m
(Aut) → Wendekreis m; the steering wheel was on full lockdas Lenkrad war voll eingeschlagen
vt door etcab- or zuschließen; steering wheelsperren, arretieren; wheelblockieren; (Comput) filelocken (spec); to lock somebody in a roomjdn in einem Zimmer einschließen; the armies were locked in combatdie Armeen waren in Kämpfe verwickelt; they were locked in each other’s armssie hielten sich fest umschlungen; he locked my arm in a firm griper umklammerte meinen Arm mit festem Griff; this bar locks the wheel in positiondiese Stange hält das Rad fest; the handcuffs were locked round his wristsdie Handschellen waren an seinen Handgelenken festgemacht ? stable2 N
vischließen; (wheel)blockieren; a suitcase that locksein verschließbarer Koffer, ein Koffer, der sich abschließen lässt; his jaw had locked faster hatte Mundsperre; the lion’s jaws locked round his armder Kiefer des Löwen schloss sich fest um seinen Arm

lock

1 [lɒk] n (of hair) → ciocca
locks (liter) → chioma

lock

2 [lɒk]
1. n
a. (on door, box) → serratura
under lock and key → sotto chiave
lock stock and barrel (fig) → in blocco
he moved out, lock stock and barrel → se n'è andato con armi e bagagli
b. (of canal) → chiusa
c. (Brit) (Aut) (turning) → sterzo
on full lock → a tutto sterzo
2. vt (door) → chiudere a chiave (Tech) (immobilize) → bloccare
she locked the steering mechanism → ha messo il bloccasterzo
to lock sb/sth in a place → chiudere qn/qc in un posto
behind locked doors → a porte chiuse
they were locked in each other's arms → erano abbracciati stretti
to be locked in combat → lottare corpo a corpo
3. vi (door) → chiudersi; (wheels) → bloccarsi, incepparsi
lock away vt + adv (valuables) → tenere (rinchiuso/a) al sicuro; (criminal) → mettere dentro; (mental patient) → rinchiudere
lock in vt + advchiudere dentro (a chiave)
lock out vt + advchiudere fuori
to lock workers out (Industry) → fare una serrata
lock up
1. vt + adv (object) → mettere al sicuro, chiudere (a chiave); (criminal) → mettere dentro; (mental patient) → rinchiudere; (funds) → vincolare, immobilizzare
she checked that the house was properly locked up → ha controllato che tutto fosse ben chiuso
2. vi + advchiudere tutto (a chiave)

lock1

(lok) noun
1. a mechanism for fastening doors etc. He put the key in the lock.
2. a closed part of a canal for raising or lowering boats to a higher or lower part of the canal.
3. the part of a gun by which it is fired.
4. a tight hold (in wrestling etc).
verb
to fasten or become fastened with a lock. She locked the drawer; This door doesn't lock.
ˈlocker noun
a small cupboard, especially for sports equipment.
ˈlocket (-kit) noun
a little ornamental case hung round the neck. a gold locket containing a piece of his hair.
ˈlocksmith noun
a person who makes and mends locks.
lock in
to prevent from getting out of a building etc by using a lock. She found she was locked in, and had to climb out of the window.
lock out
to prevent from getting into a building etc by using a lock. Don't lock yourself out (of the house) by forgetting to take your key with you.
lock up
1. to confine or prevent from leaving or being taken away by using a lock. to lock up a prisoner / one's jewellery.
2. to lock whatever should be locked. He locked up and left the shop about 5.30 p.m.

lock2

(lok) noun
1. a piece of hair. She cut off a lock of his hair.
2. (in plural) hair. curly brown locks.

lock

خُصْلَةٌ مِنَ الْشَعْرِ, قِفْلٌ, يُقْفِلُ lokna, zámek, zamknout lås, låse, lok abschließen, Locke, Schloss κλειδαριά, κλειδώνω, τούφα cerradura, cerrar con llave, mechón hiuskiehkura, lukita, lukko mèche, verrou, verrouiller brava, uvojak, zaključati chiudere a chiave, ciocca, serratura, 鍵をかける, 髪のふさ 머리타래, 자물쇠, (...을) 잠그다 lok, slot, vergrendelen hårlokk, lås, låse kędzior, zamek, zamknąć cacho, fechadura, trancar замок, запирать, локон lås, låsa, lock ใส่กุญแจ, กุญแจ, ปอยผม bukle, kilit, kilitlemek khóa, khóa cửa, mớ tóc 一束头发, , 锁上

lock

n. cerradura;
v. cerrar, trancar; encerrar, cerrar con llave; encerrarse, trancarse; cerrarse.
References in classic literature ?
The woman saw me look at it, and picked out a long lock for me to keep.
Clerks began to bring sam- ples of goods in off the sidewalks and lock the doors of stores.
She would be perfectly safe, he said, as he had just put a new Yale lock on the front door.
She could not leave his presence when he was there, nor remove her eyes from his face, which was something like Napoleon's, with a lock of black hair failing across the forehead.
exclaimed Alice, bending forward to read his half-averted countenance, until a lock of her golden hair rested on her flushed cheek, and nearly concealed the tear that had started to her eye; "did I think this idle tongue of mine had pained you, I would silence it forever.
An old rusty gun-barrel, without a lock, lay in a corner, which the mother put through a small crevice, and the savages, perceiving it, fled.
It makes me think of English places that you read about, for there are hedges and walls and gates that lock, and lots of separate little houses for the gardeners and people.
Sagaciously under their spectacles, did they peep into the holds of vessels Mighty was their fuss about little matters, and marvellous, sometimes, the obtuseness that allowed greater ones to slip between their fingers Whenever such a mischance occurred -- when a waggon-load of valuable merchandise had been smuggled ashore, at noonday, perhaps, and directly beneath their unsuspicious noses -- nothing could exceed the vigilance and alacrity with which they proceeded to lock, and double-lock, and secure with tape and sealing -- wax, all the avenues of the delinquent vessel.
Jonah enters, and would lock the door, but the lock contains no key.
The man went out and closed the door; Jurgis, who was as sharp as he, observed that he took the key out of the lock, in order that he might peer through the keyhole.
His wife opened the little bed-room door adjoining her room and, taking the candle, set it down on the top of a bureau there; then from a small recess she took a key, and put it thoughtfully in the lock of a drawer, and made a sudden pause, while two boys, who, boy like, had followed close on her heels, stood looking, with silent, significant glances, at their mother.
But the jailer said, "Come, boys, it is time to lock up"; and so they dispersed, and I heard the sound of their steps returning into the hollow apartments.