What does unlock mean?

Definitions for unlockʌnˈlɒk

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unlock(verb)

    open the lock of

    "unlock the door"

  2. unlock(verb)

    set free or release

  3. unlock(verb)

    become unlocked

    "The door unlocked from the inside"


  1. unlock(Verb)

    To undo or open a lock or something locked by, for example, turning a key, or selecting a combination.

    I unlocked the door and walked in

  2. unlock(Verb)

    to give access to something

    I unlocked the dictionary article so it could be edited

  3. unlock(Verb)

    To disclose or reveal previously unknown knowledge.

    The discovery of a clue unlocked the mystery

  4. unlock(Verb)

    To be or become unfastened or unrestrained

    The safe was already unlocked

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlock(verb)

    to unfasten, as what is locked; as, to unlock a door or a chest

  2. Unlock(verb)

    to open, in general; to lay open; to undo

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unlock

    un-lok′, v.t. to unfasten what is locked: to open.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlock in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Isabelle Soubie:

    I couldn't unlock it so I clicked emergency and called 911.

  2. Mark Davies:

    Africa is key to global food supply and we need to unlock its potential.

  3. Sony Kapoor:

    Investing in infrastructure is one of the most promising ways to unlock growth potentials.

  4. Gary Bradshaw:

    It would unlock some value but I think they would rather grow the business by improving traffic.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    The will to love, the desire to help, and an open mind with gratitude can unlock the door to eternal happiness.

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