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See also: Locker
From lock (lock + -er) from Old English loc (“fastening, enclosure”), from Proto-Germanic *luką. Cognate with German Loch, Dutch luik, and Dutch loket.
- Rhymes: -ɒkə(ɹ)
locker (plural lockers)
- A type of storage compartment with a lock, usually used to store personal possessions for public use, such as in schools, railway stations, place of work, gyms, sports centers.
- The student placed her books in her locker when she arrived at school.
- (rare) One who locks something.
- The locker of the trapped chest must be careful, so as not to spring the trap.
- (automotive) A locking differential.
- (historical) A customs officer who guards a warehouse.
- 1845, Reports of cases argued and determined in the courts of Exchequer & Exchequer Chamber, volume 12:
- The actual delivery of the goods is then effected by any person bearing an order from the importer, called a merchant's order, and addressed to the warehouse-keeper, upon the presentment of which the warehouseman delivers the goods, having previously obtained the signature of the locker to it as a proof that the duties have been paid […]
- (storage compartment): footlocker
- “locker”, in Collins English Dictionary.
- “locker”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
- “locker”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- “locker” in the Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
locker m (plural lockers, diminutive lockertje n)
locker (strong nominative masculine singular lockerer, comparative lockerer, superlative am lockersten)
- Synonym: entspannt
- Antonym: verkrampft
Positive forms of locker
|number & gender||singular||plural|
|predicative||er ist locker||sie ist locker||es ist locker||sie sind locker|
(with definite article)
|nominative||der lockere||die lockere||das lockere||die lockeren|
|genitive||des lockeren||der lockeren||des lockeren||der lockeren|
|dative||dem lockeren||der lockeren||dem lockeren||den lockeren|
|accusative||den lockeren||die lockere||das lockere||die lockeren|
(with indefinite article)
|nominative||ein lockerer||eine lockere||ein lockeres||(keine) lockeren|
|genitive||eines lockeren||einer lockeren||eines lockeren||(keiner) lockeren|
|dative||einem lockeren||einer lockeren||einem lockeren||(keinen) lockeren|
|accusative||einen lockeren||eine lockere||ein lockeres||(keine) lockeren|
Comparative forms of locker
Superlative forms of locker
- relaxedly, casually
- (with an estimate) easily (expressing confidence in the value)
- Es waren locker hundert Leute auf der Party.
- There were easily a hundred people at the party.
- inflection of lockern:
- “locker” in Duden online
- “locker” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
- Friedrich Kluge (1883), “locker”, in , John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891
Unadapted borrowing from English locker.
locker m (plural lockeres)
According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.
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