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Definition of lock

Scrabble & Words with friends points

  • lock is a valid US Scrabble word with a point value of 10
  • lock is a valid UK Scrabble word with a point value of 10
  • lock is a valid Words With Friends word with a point value of 12

Meanings

    Noun

  • a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • a strand or cluster of hair
  • a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
  • 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
  • a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key
  • any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

    Verb

  • fasten with a lock
  • keep engaged
  • become rigid or immoveable
  • hold in a locking position
  • become engaged or intermeshed with one another
  • hold fast (in a certain state)
  • place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
  • pass by means through a lock in a waterway
  • build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

    Synonyms

  • lock_in
  • operate
  • interlock
  • shut_away
  • ignition_lock
  • lock_up
  • put_away
  • curl
  • interlace
  • mesh
  • lock
  • engage
  • lock_chamber
  • whorl
  • ringlet
  • shut_up
  • lock_away

    Antonyms

  • unlock
  • disengage