Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “lock”

See all translations

lock

noun /lok/
a mechanism for fastening doors etc
cerradura
He put the key in the lock.
a closed part of a canal for raising or lowering boats to a higher or lower part of the canal.
esclusa
the part of a gun by which it is fired.
percusor
a tight hold (in wrestling etc).
llave
locker noun a small cupboard, especially for sports equipment.
cajón con llave
locker room noun a room, for example in a school or a gym, where people can change their clothes and leave them in lockers.
vestuario
locket /-kit/ noun a little ornamental case hung round the neck
medallón, guardapelo
a gold locket containing a piece of his hair.
locksmith noun a person who makes and mends locks.
cerrajero
lock in phrasal verb to prevent from getting out of a building etc by using a lock
encerrar
She found she was locked in, and had to climb out of the window.
lock out phrasal verb to prevent from getting into a building etc by using a lock
cerrar la puerta
Don’t lock yourself out (of the house) by forgetting to take your key with you.
lock up phrasal verb to confine or prevent from leaving or being taken away by using a lock
cerrar con llave
You should always lock your jewellery up somewhere safe. He locked up the prisoner.
to lock whatever should be locked
cerrar con llave
He locked up and left the shop about 5.30 p.m.
Translations of “lock”
in Korean 잠금 장치…
in Arabic قِفْل…
in French serrure, écluse, percuteur…
in Italian serratura, lucchetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 固定器, 鎖,門鎖…
in Russian замок, шлюз…
in Turkish kilit, aktarma/alavere havuzu…
in Polish zamek, śluza…
in Portuguese trinco, fechadura…
in German das Schloß, die Schleusenkammer, die Fessel…
in Catalan pany…
in Japanese 錠、かぎ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 固定器, 锁,门锁…
(Definition of lock from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lock” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More