Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lock

6 senses of lock

Sense 1
lock -- (a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed)
       => fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing -- (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Sense 2
lock, curl, ringlet, whorl -- (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")

Sense 3
lock -- (a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun)
       => mechanism -- (device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function)

Sense 4
lock, lock chamber -- (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)
       => enclosure -- (a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose)

Sense 5
lock, ignition lock -- (a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key)
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Sense 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)

Antonyms of verb lock

2 of 9 senses of lock

Sense 1
lock -- (fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence")
       Antonym of unlock (Sense 1)
      => unlock -- (open the lock of; "unlock the door")
       Antonym of unlock (Sense 3)
      => unlock -- (become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside")

Sense 3
lock -- (become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise")
       Antonym of unlock (Sense 3)
      => unlock -- (become unlocked; "The door unlocked from the inside")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lock

9 senses of lock

Sense 1
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")
          Phrasal Verb-> lock up#2; lock up#1

Sense 2
engage, mesh, lock, operate -- (keep engaged; "engaged the gears")
       => 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")

Sense 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")

Sense 4
lock, interlock, interlace -- (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")

Sense 5
interlock, lock -- (become engaged or intermeshed with one another; "They were locked in embrace")
       => embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze -- (squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him")

Sense 6
lock -- (hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit")
       => overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake -- (overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli)

Sense 7
lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up -- (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)

Sense 8
lock -- (pass by means through a lock in a waterway)
       => pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")

Sense 9
lock -- (build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels)
       => construct, build, make -- (make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer")

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