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  1. Position; situation; a place; a spot; esp., a geographical place or situation, as of a mineral or plant
  2. Limitation to a county, district, or place; <as>as, <ex>locality</ex> of trial</as> - Blackstone
  3. (Phren.): The perceptive faculty concerned with the ability to remember the relative positions of places

Lock[edit]

Noun[edit]

<cs><col>Detector lock</col>, <cd>a lock containing a contrivance for showing whether it as has been tampered with.</cd> -- <col>Lock bay</col> <fld>(Canals)</fld>, <cd>the body of water in a lock chamber.</cd> -- <col>Lock chamber</col>, <cd>the inclosed space between the gates of a canal lock.</cd> -- <col>Lock nut</col>. <cd>See <cref>Check nut</cref>, under Check.</cd> -- <col>Lock plate</col>, <cd>a plate to which the mechanism of a gunlock is attached.</cd> -- <col>Lock rail</col> <fld>(Arch.)</fld>, <cd>in ordinary paneled doors, the rail nearest the lock.</cd> <col>Lock rand</col> <fld>(Masonry)</fld>, <cd>a range of bond stone. Knight.</cd> -- <col>Mortise lock</col>, <cd>a door lock inserted in a mortise.</cd> -- <col>Rim lock</col>, <cd>a lock fastened to the face of a door, thus differing from a <cref>mortise lock</cref>.</cd></cs>

Lock[edit]

Transitive verb[edit]

Imperfect and past participle Locked ; Present participle Locking.]

  1. To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to prevent free movement of; <as>as, to <ex>lock</ex> a door, a carriage wheel, a river, etc.</as>
  2. To prevent ingress or access to, or exit from, by fastening the lock or locks of; -- often with <ptcl>up</ptcl>; <as>as, to <ex>lock</ex> or <ex>lock up</ex>, a house, jail, room, trunk</as>. etc
  3. To fasten in or out, or to make secure by means of, or as with, locks; to confine, or to shut in or out -- often with <ptcl>up</ptcl>; <as>as, to <ex>lock</ex> one's self in a room; to <ex>lock</ex> up the prisoners; to <ex>lock</ex> up one's silver; to <ex>lock</ex> intruders out of the house; to <ex>lock</ex> money into a vault; to <ex>lock</ex> a child in one's arms; to <ex>lock</ex> a secret in one's breast.</as>
  4. To link together; to clasp closely; <as>as, to <ex>lock</ex> arms</as>

Lock hand in hand."

Shak.

  1. (Canals): To furnish with locks; also, to raise or lower (a boat) in a lock
  2. (Fencing): To seize, as the sword arm of an antagonist, by turning the left arm around it, to disarm him

Lockage[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. Materials for locks in a canal, or the works forming a lock or locks
  2. Toll paid for passing the locks of a canal
  3. Amount of elevation and descent made by the locks of a canal
    Quotations
    • The entire lock will be about fifty feet.

De Witt Clinton]]

Lock-down[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. A contrivance to fasten logs together in rafting; -- used by lumbermen

[U.S.]

Locken[edit]

obs. p. p. <def>of Lock

Chaucer.

Locken[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. (Bot.): The globeflower (<spn>Trollius</spn>)

Locker[edit]

<cs><col>Chain locker</col> <fld>(Naut.)</fld>, <cd>a compartment in the hold of a vessel, for holding the chain cables.</cd> -- <mcol><col>Davy Jones's locker</col>, ∨ <col>Davy's locker</col></mcol>. <cd>See <er>Davy Jones</er>.</cd> -- <col>Shot locker</col>, <cd>a compartment where shot are deposited.</cd></cs>

Totten.

Locket[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[F. <ets>loquet</ets> latch, dim. of OF. <ets>loc</ets> latch, lock; of German origin. See Lock a fastening.]

  1. A small lock; a catch or spring to fasten a necklace or other ornament
  2. A little case for holding a miniature or lock of hair, usually suspended from a necklace or watch chain

Lockman[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. A public executioner

[Scot.]

Lockram[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[F. <ets>locrenan</ets>, <ets>locronan</ets>; from <ets>Locronan</ets>, in Brittany, where it is said to have been made.]

  1. A kind of linen cloth anciently used in England, originally imported from Brittany

Shak.

Lock-weir[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. A waste weir for a canal, discharging into a lock chamber

Locky[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. Having locks or tufts

(Rare):

Sherwood.

Locofoco[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[Of uncertain etymol.; perh. for L. <ets>loco foci</ets> instead of fire; or, according to Bartlett, it was called so from a self-lighting cigar, with a match composition at the end, invented in 1834 by John Marck of New York, and called by him <ets>locofoco cigar</ets>, in imitation of the word <ets>locomotive</ets>, which by the uneducated was supposed to mean, self-moving.]

  1. A friction match

[U.S.]

  1. A nickname formerly given to a member of the Democratic party

[U.S.]

&hand; The name was first applied, in 1834, to a portion of the Democratic party, because, at a meeting in Tammany Hall, New York, in which there was great diversity of sentiment, the chairman left his seat, and the lights were extinguished, for the purpose of dissolving the meeting; when those who were opposed to an adjournment produced locofoco matches, rekindled the lights, continued the meeting, and accomplished their object.

Locomotion[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[L. <ets>locus</ets> place + <ets>motio</ets> motion: cf. F. <ets>locomotion</ets>. See Local, and Motion.]

  1. The act of moving from place to place. Animal locomotion." Milton.
  2. The power of moving from place to place, characteristic of the higher animals and some of the lower forms of plant life

<-- 3. the name of a song and a dance, briefly popular in the 1960's -->

Locomotive[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[Cf. F. <ets>locomotif</ets>. See Locomotion.]

  1. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; <as>as, a <ex>locomotive</ex> animal</as>
  2. Used in producing motion; <as>as, the <ex>locomotive</ex> organs of an animal</as>

Locomotive[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. A locomotive engine; a self-propelling wheel carriage, especially one which bears a steam boiler and one or more steam engines which communicate motion to the wheels and thus propel the carriage, -- used to convey goods or passengers, or to draw wagons, railroad cars, etc. See Illustration in Appendix

<cs><col>Consolidation locomotive</col>, <cd>a locomotive having four pairs of connected drivers.</cd> -- <col>Locomotive car</col>, <cd>a locomotive and a car combined in one vehicle; a dummy engine.</cd> [U.S.] -- <col>Locomotive engine</col>. <cd>Same as Locomotive, above.</cd> -- <col>Mogul locomotive</col>. <cd>See Mogul.</cd></cs>

Locomotiveness, Locomotivity[edit]

<hw> n. <ety>[Cf. F. <ets>locomotivité</ets>.]

  1. The power of changing place

Locomotor[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[See Locomotion.]

  1. Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion

<cs><mcol><col>Locomotor ataxia</col>, ∨ <col>Progressive locomotor ataxy</col></mcol> <fld>(Med.)</fld>, <cd>a disease of the spinal cord characterized by peculiar disturbances of gait, and difficulty in coördinating voluntary movements.</cd></cs>

Loculament[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[L. <ets>loculamentum</ets> case, box, fr. <ets>loculus</ets> a compartment, dim. of <ets>locus</ets> place.] <fld>(Bot.): The cell of a pericarp in which the seed is lodged

Locular[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[L. <ets>locularis</ets>.] <fld>(Bot.): Of or relating to the cell or compartment of an ovary, etc.; in composition, having cells; as trilocular

Gray.

Loculate[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[L. <ets>loculatus</ets>.] <fld>(Bot.): Divided into compartments

Locule[edit]

Noun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[Cf. F. <ets>locule</ets>. See Loculus.] <fld>(Zoölogy): A little hollow; a loculus

Loculicidal[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[L. <ets>loculus</ets> cell + <ets>caedere</ets> to cut: cf. F. <ets>loculicide</ets>.] <fld>(Bot.): Dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; -- said of capsules

Loculose, Loculous[edit]

<hw> a. <ety>[L. <ets>loculosus</ets>. See Loculament.] <fld>(Bot.): Divided by internal partitions into cells, as the pith of the pokeweed