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"
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
Origin: [OE. lacchen. See Latch. n.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lach, v.t. (Shak.) to moisten. [Leach.]
lach, n. a small piece of wood or iron to fasten a door.—v.t. to fasten with a latch: to hold, retain: (obs.) to seize.—ns. Latch′et, a strap or buckle for fastening a shoe; Latch′key, a key to raise the latch of a door.—On the latch, not locked, but opened by a latch. [A.S. læccan, to catch.]
The numerical value of latch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of latch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you do that, even if you leave, now you've set a footprint for the police to latch onto.
It's another incident that anti-pipeline types and environmentalists... will latch on to say this stuff is dangerous.
That's when (Kenya) started to latch on to the idea that this needs to be tackled, she was the first real elite athlete to set people back on their heels.
There was panic in the classroom and some students rushed out to see what was going on, but they soon came rushing back in, one of them closed the door and put on the latch.
Politicians singularly fail to understand what (the digital economy) is all about. They latch onto trends and buzzwords, there still isn't a problem that bitcoin solves, other than buying drugs.
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- Riegel, ArmbrustGerman
- salpa, säppiFinnish
- ラッチ, 掛け金Japanese
- slot, kruisboogDutch
- przerzutnik, kusza, zatrzaskPolish
- tranca, flip-flopPortuguese
- zăvoare, zăvorRomanian
- щеколда, задвижка, защёлка, запорRussian
- zasun, reza, samostrel, zavoranjSerbo-Croatian
- reze, bakllamaAlbanian
- låskrets, hasp, regelSwedish
- gaʻlaqa, loʻkidonUzbek
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