Definitions for latchlætʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word latch
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a device for holding a door, gate, or the like closed, usu. a bar falling or sliding into a catch, groove, hole, etc.
(v.t.)to close or fasten with a latch.
(v.i.)to close tightly so that the latch is secured.
latch on, to grab hold.
Category: Verb Phrase
latch onto, to obtain. to attach oneself to.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of latch:
bef. 950; ME lacchen, OE lǣccan to catch, seize
latch, door latch(noun)
spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove
fasten with a latch
"latch the door"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to feel a sudden strong interest in an idea
She seemed to latch onto the idea of selling the house.
A fastening for a door that has a bar that fits into a notch or slot, and is lifted by a lever or string from either side.
A flip-flop electronic circuit
To close or lock as if with a latch
Origin: latche, from lacchen, from læccan, from lak(w)janan, from (s)lag-.
to smear; to anoint
that which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare
a movable piece which holds anything in place by entering a notch or cavity; specifically, the catch which holds a door or gate when closed, though it be not bolted
to catch so as to hold
to catch or fasten by means of a latch
Translations for latch
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a catch of wood or metal used to fasten a door etc
She lifted the latch and walked in.
- سُقّاطَه، مِزْلاجArabic
- trincoPortuguese (BR)
- das SchnappschloßGerman
- ukseriiv, linklukkEstonian
- kancing pintuIndonesian
- klinka, lokaIcelandic
- (문이나 대문의) 걸쇠, 빗장Korean
- skląstis, velkėLithuanian
- bulta; aizšaujamaisLatvian
- klinke, slåNorwegian
- patent bravaSerbian
- klinka, spärrhakeSwedish
- mandal, kapı mandalıTurkish
- 門閂Chinese (Trad.)
- клямка; шпінгалетUkrainian
- then cửaVietnamese
- 门闩，门插销Chinese (Simp.)
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