locks Definition

  • 1a mechanism for keeping a door, lid, etc., fastened, typically operated only by a key of a particular form.
  • 2a person's hair.
  • 3a length or curl of hair.

Using locks: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "locks" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to change the locks on my front door.

  • Example

    She has beautiful long locks.

  • Example

    He has curly locks that bounce when he walks.

  • Example

    The lock on the suitcase was broken, and it wouldn't stay closed.

  • Example

    She turned the key in the lock and opened the door.

locks Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with locks

  • a small bunch of hair


    She gave him a lock of her hair as a keepsake.

  • have someone/something under lock and key

    to keep someone or something securely locked up or guarded


    The valuable documents were kept under lock and key in a safe.

  • lock horns (with someone)

    to become involved in a dispute or argument with someone


    The two politicians locked horns over the issue of healthcare reform.


Summary: locks in Brief

The term 'locks' [lɒks] refers to a mechanism for keeping a door or lid fastened, operated by a key, or a person's hair. It can also refer to a length or curl of hair. Examples include 'I need to change the locks on my front door,' and 'She has beautiful long locks.' Phrases include 'lock of hair,' and 'have someone/something under lock and key.'