What does locket mean?

Definitions for locket
ˈlɒk ɪtlock·et

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word locket.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. locketnoun

    a small ornamental case; usually contains a picture or a lock of hair and is worn on a necklace

Wiktionary

  1. locketnoun

    A pendant that opens to reveal a space used for storing a photograph or other small item.

  2. locketnoun

    The upper metallic cap of a sword's scabbard.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Locketnoun

    A small lock; any catch or spring to fasten a necklace, or other ornament.

    Etymology: loquet, French.

    Where knights are kept in narrow lifts,
    With wooden lockets ’bout their wrists. Hudibras, p. ii.

Wikipedia

  1. Locket

    A locket is a pendant that opens to reveal a space used for storing a photograph or other small item such as a lock of hair. Lockets are usually given to loved ones on holidays such as Valentine's Day and occasions such as christenings, weddings and, most noticeably during the Victorian Age, funerals. Historically, they often opened to reveal a portrait miniature. Lockets are generally worn on chains around the neck and often hold a photo of the person who gave the locket, or they could form part of a charm bracelet. They come in many shapes such as ovals, hearts, prisms and circles and are usually made of precious metals such as gold or silver befitting their status as decorative jewellery. Lockets usually hold only one or two photographs, but some specially made lockets can hold up to eight. Some lockets have been fashioned as 'spinner' lockets, where the bail that attaches to the necklace chain is attached but not fixed to the locket itself which is free to spin. This was a common style in the Victorian Age. Around 1860 memento lockets started to replace mourning rings as the preferred style of mourning jewellery.Keepsake lockets can also be made with a glass pane at the front so that what is inside can be seen without opening the locket. Such lockets are generally used for items like locks of hair which could fall out and become lost if the locket were repeatedly opened, whereas photograph lockets are generally enclosed on all sides and the photographs are secured by pieces of clear plastic. Another kind of locket still made was in a filigree style with a small cushion in the centre to which a few drops of perfume should be added. Perfume lockets were popular in eras when personal hygiene was restricted and sweet smelling perfume was used to mask the odour of a person or their companions. Very rare World War I- and World War II-era British and American military uniform locket buttons exist, containing miniature working compasses.

ChatGPT

  1. locket

    A locket is a small ornamental case, usually made of metal, worn around the neck on a chain, that often holds items of sentimental value such as photographs, a lock of hair, or miniature portraits. The items inside are typically kept as mementos or keepsakes. Lockets can vary in shape, size and design.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Locketnoun

    a small lock; a catch or spring to fasten a necklace or other ornament

  2. Locketnoun

    a little case for holding a miniature or lock of hair, usually suspended from a necklace or watch chain

  3. Etymology: [F. loquet latch, dim. of OF. loc latch, lock; of German origin. See Lock a fastening.]

Wikidata

  1. Locket

    A locket is a pendant that opens to reveal a space used for storing a photograph or other small item such as a curl of hair. Lockets are usually given to loved ones on holidays such as Valentine's Day and occasions such as Christenings, weddings and, most noticeably during the Victorian Age, funerals. Lockets are generally worn on chains around the neck and often hold a photo of the person who gave the locket, or they could form part of a charm bracelet. They come in many shapes such as ovals, hearts and circles and are usually made of precious metals such as gold and silver befitting their status as decorative jewellery. Lockets usually hold only one or two photographs, but some specially made lockets can hold up to eight. Some lockets have been fashioned as 'spinner' lockets, where the bail that attaches to the necklace chain is attached but not fixed to the locket itself which is free to spin. This was a common style in the Victorian Age. Keepsake lockets can also be made with a glass pane at the front so that what is inside can be seen without opening the locket. Such lockets are generally used for items like locks of hair which could fall out and become lost if the locket were repeatedly opened, whereas photograph lockets are generally enclosed on all sides and the photographs are secured by pieces of clear plastic.

CrunchBase

  1. Locket

    LOCKET is a Manhattan-based mobile advertising startup that develops a mobile app that delivers relevant ads and coupons to your smartphone lock screen and pays you for simply unlocking your phone.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. locket

    The chape of a sword-scabbard.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. locket

    The chape of a sword-scabbard.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LOCKET

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Locket is ranked #89403 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Locket surname appeared 207 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Locket.

    74.8% or 155 total occurrences were Black.
    20.2% or 42 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce locket?

How to say locket in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of locket in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of locket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Popularity rank by frequency of use

locket#10000#39204#100000

Translations for locket

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for locket »

Translation

Find a translation for the locket definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"locket." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 24 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/locket>.

Discuss these locket definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for locket? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    locket

    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
    A canopy
    B flair
    C serendipity
    D abandon

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for locket: