What does padlock mean?

Definitions for padlockˈpædˌlɒk

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. padlock(verb)

    a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut

  2. padlock(verb)

    fasten with a padlock


  1. padlock(Noun)

    A detachable lock that can be used to secure something by means of a sliding or hinged shackle

  2. padlock(Verb)

    To lock using a padlock.

  3. Origin: padlok, from pad-, of unknown origin, + lok

Webster Dictionary

  1. Padlock(noun)

    a portable lock with a bow which is usually jointed or pivoted at one end so that it can be opened, the other end being fastened by the bolt, -- used for fastening by passing the bow through a staple over a hasp or through the links of a chain, etc

  2. Padlock(noun)

    fig.: A curb; a restraint

  3. Padlock(verb)

    to fasten with, or as with, a padlock; to stop; to shut; to confine as by a padlock

  4. Origin: [Perh. orig., a lock for a pad gate, or a gate opening to a path, or perh., a lock for a basket or pannier, and from Prov. E. pad a pannier. Cf. Pad a path, Paddler.]


  1. Padlock

    Padlocks are detachable locking devices used to protect against unauthorized use, vandalism, and theft. They are designed to protect against some degree of surreptitious and forced entry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Padlock

    pad′lok, n. a movable lock with a link turning on a hinge or pivot at one end, to enable it to pass through a staple or other opening, and to be pressed down to catch the bolt at the other end.—v.t. to fasten with a padlock. [Prob. prov. Eng. pad, a basket, and lock.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of padlock in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of padlock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erin Burnett:

    I just don't know, you'll have to ask him that question. Look, I hope he's fine because I think it would be a shame. What he's saying is these things happen. It'd be nice if he said none of these things did happen. He's saying these things happen and therefore I have credibility. And what I'm saying is, I'd rather have them if they didn't happen. I don't want somebody who hit somebody in the face with a padlock.

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