Definition of Lock in
1. Verb. Close with or as if with a tight seal. "This vacuum pack locks in the flavor!"
2. Verb. Place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape. "She locked her jewels in the safe"
Generic synonyms: Confine
Derivative terms: Lockup
Definition of Lock in
1. Noun. A sleepover party in a public place, such as a church or school. ¹
2. Verb. To secure someone or something in a locked enclosure. ¹
3. Verb. To fix the value of something potentially variable. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Lock in
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"In a permutation lock, in combination with a set of wheels consisting each of an outer ring or rim and a central disc or hub, a set of fastening devices or ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"... or else a time-movement ha» been combined directly with a lock in such a manner that the two really constitute but a single lock, in which case if ..."
3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The barrel abc has to turn, as in the Bramah lock, in order to move the bolt, which, is not shown in the figure. That may be done cither asin Bramah locks ..."
4. Journal by Folk-Song Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"I cannot with your correspondent, PLO, that a lock, in a few minutes may be picked, can be by any ,ent proved to possess great security ; for the of any ..."
5. The Archaeological Journal by Council, British Archaeological Association, Central Committee (1860)
"NOTICE OF THE COMBINED USE OF THE MATCH-LOCK AND THE FLINT-LOCK, IN THE PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS IN FIRE-ARMS. BEFORE the invention of the percussion-lock ..."
6. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In consequence of this successful trial the military flint-lock in 1839 was altered to suit the ... lock in ..."