What does Sherlock mean?

Definitions for Sherlock
ˈʃɜr lɒkSher·lock

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Sherlock.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. private detective, PI, private eye, private investigator, operative, shamus, sherlock(noun)

    someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information

Wiktionary

  1. Sherlock(ProperNoun)

    A rare male given name transferred from the surname.

    Etymology: Supposedly from an Old English scir-lock "bright-lock".

  2. Sherlock(ProperNoun)

    A detective (from Sherlock Holmes), especially used ironically to address somebody who has stated the obvious.

    Etymology: Supposedly from an Old English scir-lock "bright-lock".

Freebase

  1. Sherlock

    Sherlock, named after Sherlock Holmes, was a file and web search tool created by Apple Inc. for the Mac OS, introduced with Mac OS 8.5 as an extension of the Mac OS Finder's file searching capabilities. Like its predecessor, it can search for local files and file contents, which it does using the same basic indexing code and search logic found in AppleSearch. Sherlock extended the system by allowing the user to search for items through the world wide web through a set of plugins that harness existing web search engines. These plugins are written as plain text files, so it is fairly simple for a user to write a Sherlock plugin. Sherlock was replaced by Spotlight and Dashboard in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, although Apple continued to include it with the default installation. Since most of the standard plug-ins for Sherlock provided by Apple itself no longer function, it was officially retired and removed in the release of Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard in 2007.

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How to pronounce Sherlock?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say Sherlock in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sherlock in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sherlock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Sherlock in a Sentence

  1. Eric Schiffer:

    Fiorina used Sherlock Holmes-like tech marketing research at HP, this ear-to-the-ground excising of consumer talking points helps connect her with voters by feeding them what they want, but her reputation as CEO was a disaster – and this will shove her over the Republican plank.

  2. Frederick Buechner:

    It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.

  3. Sir Arther Connan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes:

    And once again Mr. Sherlock Holmes is free to devote his life to examining those interesting little problems which the complexity of human life so pletifuly presents.

  4. Kroum Batchvarov:

    We the archaeologists are in the role of Sherlock Holmes, we're gathering the clues, and the more accurately we gather them and the relationship between the clues, the more probable it is for us to reverse-engineer what happened.

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