What does latch mean?

Definitions for latch
lætʃlatch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. latch, door latch(noun)

    spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key

  2. latch(verb)

    catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove

  3. latch(verb)

    fasten with a latch

    "latch the door"

Wiktionary

  1. latch(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: latche, from lacchen, from læccan, from lak(w)janan, from (s)lag-.

  2. latch(Noun)

    A flip-flop electronic circuit

    Etymology: latche, from lacchen, from læccan, from lak(w)janan, from (s)lag-.

  3. latch(Noun)

    A latching.

    Etymology: latche, from lacchen, from læccan, from lak(w)janan, from (s)lag-.

  4. latch(Noun)

    A crossbow.

    Etymology: latche, from lacchen, from læccan, from lak(w)janan, from (s)lag-.

  5. latch(Verb)

    To close or lock as if with a latch

    Etymology: latche, from lacchen, from læccan, from lak(w)janan, from (s)lag-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latch(verb)

    to smear; to anoint

    Etymology: [OE. lacchen. See Latch. n.]

  2. Latch(noun)

    that which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare

    Etymology: [OE. lacchen. See Latch. n.]

  3. Latch(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. lacchen. See Latch. n.]

  4. Latch(noun)

    a latching

    Etymology: [OE. lacchen. See Latch. n.]

  5. Latch(noun)

    a crossbow

    Etymology: [OE. lacchen. See Latch. n.]

  6. Latch(noun)

    to catch so as to hold

    Etymology: [OE. lacchen. See Latch. n.]

  7. Latch(noun)

    to catch or fasten by means of a latch

    Etymology: [OE. lacchen. See Latch. n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Latch

    lach, v.t. (Shak.) to moisten. [Leach.]

  2. Latch

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. latch

    An old term for a cross-bow; temp. Henry VII.--Lee-latch. Dropping to leeward of the course.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of latch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of latch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of latch in a Sentence

  1. Bridget Malcolm:

    I cannot tell you how many times I went to bed with my head whirling — trying to get me to latch onto how much I ate at dinner, or during the day, or trying to convince myself to change my diet, start training hard again, start tracking my size, just start doing more, it felt like two steps forward, one and three quarters step back.

  2. Zulfiqar Ahmad:

    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.

  3. David Farmer:

    You've got rural communities that have lost their major employers and nobody has really been able to solve that problem. Then they latch onto this guy who just wants to blow it all up, and I think you see that with LePage and you certainly see it with Trump.

  4. Jonathan Gilliam:

    If you do that, even if you leave, now you've set a footprint for the police to latch onto.

  5. Brother Colm O'Connell:

    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.

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