Definition of Locking

1. Noun. The act of locking something up to protect it.

Exact synonyms: Lockup
Generic synonyms: Protection
Derivative terms: Lock Up, Lock Up



Definition of Locking

1. Verb. (present participle of ''lock'') ¹

2. Noun. The act by which something is locked. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) Using a lock or a mutex to restrict the access to a part of a code to at most one process. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Locking

1. lock [v] - See also: lock

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Locking

locker
locker-room
locker-rooms
locker rooms
lockerroom
lockerrooms
lockers
locket
lockets
lockfast
lockful
lockfuls
lockin
locking (current term)
locking out
locking pliers
locking up
lockings
lockins
lockjaw
lockjawed
lockjaws
lockkeeper
lockkeepers
lockless
locklike
lockmaker
lockmakers

Literary usage of Locking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"... admitting of locking or unlocking of the bi It-work. "My invention con- tists, firet, in the combination with the bolt- work of a safe or vault- door, ..."

2. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1800)
"Trover for a (locking-loom. ... this loom at the time when Whether a (locking-loom has any privilege at all from being yf. ..."

3. Railway Signaling by Everett Edgar King (1921)
"Furthermore, he can not change either switch while a train is in C because of section locking. Fio. 191.—Approach and route looking. RSA plan 1149. 116. ..."

4. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1895)
"Methods of locking Lamps. The importance of preventing the miner from converting ... 317, 328, 333; whilst examples are not wanting wherein the locking bolt ..."

5. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1898)
"When the rudder is locked the valve stem is held rigidly by a long locking arm projecting from a ring, called the locking ring. A shorter arm projects from ..."

6. Notes on Track: Construction and Maintenance by Walter Mason Camp (1904)
"The locking board is also under the floor, being arranged vertically on the ... In the locking of this machine the rocker of each lever is attached to a ..."

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