A lock is a device used for keeping something safe and secure. There are different methods of opening something that is locked.
This word is also used as a verb.
- Olivia locks her door before she leaves her house.
- We locked the doors to our car when we left it at the airport.
- Some people who live in rural areas never lock their doors because they say they have nothing to fear.
- The young man was locked up in prison for ten years for shooting someone.
- Jim and Linda locked on a good interest rate for their mortgage. (To lock on a rate is to secure an amount of money to be borrowed at a particular rate of interest.)
The word "locked" is an adjective:
- The door is locked.
- You’ll need a key for a locked door.
- A locked cell phone requires a password of some kind.
Note: The word "locker" is related to "lock." A locker is a small, secure place where personal items may be stored during the day. Lockers are found at schools, gymnasiums, and shopping malls.
She likes to hang out at her locker.
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May 12, 2015