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LATCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does latch mean? 

LATCH (noun)
  The noun LATCH has 2 senses:

1. spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
2. catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove

  Familiarity information: LATCH used as a noun is rare.


LATCH (verb)
  The verb LATCH has 1 sense:

1. fasten with a latch

  Familiarity information: LATCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LATCH (noun)


Sense 1latch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

door latch; latch

Hypernyms ("latch" is a kind of...):

lock (a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed)


Sense 2latch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("latch" is a kind of...):

catch (a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window)


LATCH (verb)


Sense 1latch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fasten with a latch

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

latch the door

Hypernyms (to "latch" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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