Lock may refer to:

* Lock (surname)

Mechanical devices

* Lock (device), a mechanical device used to secure possessions
* Lock (firearm), the ignition mechanism used on early projectile weapons
* Lock (water transport), an enclosure in a navigable canal or river which enables ships and boats to pass between sections of the waterway at different levels


* Lock (computer science), a bookkeeping object associated with a piece of data that is used to serialize concurrent access
* Lock (database), a feature used when multiple users access a database concurrently
* Lock (weapons guidance), an indication the missile seeker system has a suitable or adequate acquisition fix to hit successfully if launched


* Lock (rugby league), a player position in rugby league
* Lock (rugby union), a player position in rugby union


* Lock (Saga of the Skolian empire), a fictional sentient machine in the novels by Catherine Asaro


* Lock of hair, a tuft or small bundle of hair
* Lock, South Australia, a small town located in the centre of the Eyre Peninsula

ee also

* -lock, an article about the Old English suffix
* Locke, a common English surname and place name
* Loch, a Gaelic term used in Scotland to describe lakes and other bodies of water
* "Locked" (single), by Mutha's Day Out
* Locking (disambiguation)
* Lox, cured salmon filet

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  • 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[=u]ka, Goth. l[=u]kan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break. Cf. {Locket}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To prevent ingress or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lock — lock1 [läk] n. [ME < OE loc, a bolt, bar, enclosure, prison, akin to Ger loch, a hole, ON lok, a lid, prob. < IE base * leug , to bend > Gr lygos, supple twig, L luctȧri, to struggle] 1. a mechanical device furnished with a bolt and,… …   English World dictionary

  • lock — Ⅰ. lock [1] ► NOUN 1) a mechanism for keeping a door or container fastened, typically operated by a key. 2) a similar device used to prevent the operation of a vehicle or other machine. 3) a short section of a canal or river with gates and… …   English terms dictionary

  • Lock — Lock, Shock y Barrel Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Lock, Shock y Barrel son tres personajes ficticios de la famosa obra de Tim Burton, Nightmare Before Christmas. Son los tres niños más bromistas de ciudad de Halloween. Van siempre en su bañera… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lock — Lock, v. i. To become fast, as by means of a lock or by interlacing; as, the door locks close. [1913 Webster] When it locked none might through it pass. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {To lock into}, to fit or slide into; as, they lock into each other.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Löck — ist der Name folgender Personen: Carsta Löck (1902–1993), deutsche Schauspielerin Georg Löck (1782–1858), deutscher Rechtsanwalt Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lock — (l[o^]k), 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. [1913 Webster] These gray… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lock — I verb arrest, attach, band, bar, barricade, block, blockade, bolt, cage, catch, cement, check, cinch, clasp, close, close fast, condudere, confine, connect, couple, curb, cut off, dam, encircle, enclose, enthrall, entwine, fasten, fuse, glue,… …   Law dictionary

  • lock — [n] device that fastens and bars free passage bar, bolt, bond, catch, clamp, clasp, clinch, connection, fastening, fixture, grapple, grip, hasp, hook, junction, latch, link, padlock; concept 499 Ant. key lock [v] fasten, clasp bar, bolt, button,… …   New thesaurus

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