Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The wicket or hatch of a door.
  • n. A close narrow lane; a cul-de-sac.
  • n. A private path or road.
  • n. A small field or meadow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A private path or road; also, the wicket or hatch of a door.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of look.
  • n. A wicket; hatch.
  • n. A close narrow lane; a cul-de-sac.
  • n. A private road or path.
  • n. Middle English forms of the past participle of lock.
  • n. An obsolete or dialectal form of lock.
  • n. Play; sport: same as lake, 1.
  • n. A gift; an offering.

Etymologies

From Middle English *loke, from Old English loca ("a bar, bolt; enclosure, stronghold"), from Proto-Germanic *lukô, *lukōn (“lock, opening”), from Proto-Indo-European *lewg- (“to bend, turn”). More at lock. (Wiktionary)

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  • A short, private, dead-end road. (via NPR's Says You)

    February 5, 2011