Shut and secure something, esp. a building, by fastening its doors with locks
the diplomatic personnel locked up their building and walked off
you could lock up for me when you leave
Enclose or shut in by locking or fastening a door, lid, etc
the prisoners are locked up overnight
Phil locked away the takings every night
Invest money in something so that it is not easily accessible
vast sums of money locked up in pension funds
Confine prisoners to their cells, esp. so as to gain control
(of a door, window, box, etc.) Become or be able to be secured through activation of a lock
the door will automatically lock behind you
Make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
he locked his hands behind her neck
their gaze locked for several long moments
Engage or entangle in (an embrace or struggle)
they were locked in a legal battle
Trap or fix firmly or irrevocably
this may tend to lock in many traders with their present holdings
Cause to become caught or involved in
they were now locked into the system
(of land, hills, ice, etc.) Enclose; surround
the vessel was locked in ice
Go through a lock on a canal
we locked through at Moore Haven
A piece of a person's hair that coils or hangs together
she pushed back a lock of hair
A person's hair
flowing locks and a long white beard
A tuft of wool or cotton
a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
a strand or cluster of hair
engage: keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
become rigid or immoveable; "The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"
The suffix -lock in Modern English survives only in '. It descends from Old English -lác' which was more productive, carrying a meaning of "action or proceeding, state of being, practice, ritual". ...
In computer science, a lock is a synchronization mechanism for enforcing limits on access to a resource in an environment where there are many threads of execution. Locks are one way of enforcing concurrency control policies.
A lock is used when multiple users need to access a database concurrently. This prevents data from being corrupted or invalidated when multiple users try to write to the database. ...
A lock is a mechanical or electronic fastening device that is released by a physical object (such as a key, keycard, fingerprint, RFID card, or security token) or secret information (such as a keycode or password), or combination of both.
The lock of a firearm is the system used to ignite the propellant. Types of lock include snaplock, matchlock, wheellock, flintlock, modern percussion, rotating bolt, and experimental electronic types. A complete firearm often consists of lock, stock, and barrel. ...
A rugby league football team consists of thirteen players on the field, with four substitutes on the bench. Players are divided into two general categories: "forwards" and "backs".
Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination; A mutex or other token restricting access to a resource; A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels; The firing mechanism of a gun; Complete ...
(locked) Of a door, etc, that has been locked (with a key)
(locks) Hair; Dreadlocks
(A-Locked) Reference to being shoved out the airlock; killed.
(Locked (Bra/Direction)) Final radar lock-on; sort is not assumed
(Locked) A SecurID token becomes locked when a user makes five unsuccessful attempts in entering his/her SecurID number while logging on to the system.
(Locked) A batter who is in the zone. “Joel Zumaya couldn’t beat Kevin Youkilis with a fastball right now. The guy is absolutely locked.”
(Locked) Access keeps other users from editing records that you are editing. In addition, if you have multiple Access databases open at once on your computer, Access treats each one as a separate user. So you can only edit records from one database at a time. ...
(Locked) The domain cannot be transferred, renewed, or deleted. (Though the status value can be changed.) Hierarchical and associated objects cannot be added or removed from the domain object. Domain names involved in Sunrise and other disputes may be locked, subject to registry policies.
(Locked) Usually occurs when trying to access a design database which is in use by someone else. For example, a file <env><proj>.wrk_lock is created when a design database (.dgd) is being used.
(Locked) the process by which a health record entry is complete. Any changes to the entry must be made through an amendment.
(Locked) when an item is currently being edited by another user (more...)
(locked) Can mean 'card locked' (see above), or also when your big armies are surrounded by countries you own. So they can't attack anywhere, there are locked away from the battle. These armies can be 'unlocked' by moving them, or if another player opens them by conquering a neighbor.