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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
  • n. The act or an instance of locking.
  • n. The state of being locked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A jail, prison.
  • n. A storage unit with a door secured by a padlock or deadbolt; a garage

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place where persons under arrest are temporarily locked up; a watchhouse; a jail.
  • The act or state of temporary imprisonment in a lockup{1}.
  • A malfunction in a machine having moving parts, such that the moving part cannot move; a seizure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of locking up, or the state of being locked up. See to lock up, under lock, transitive verb
  • n. A room or place in which persons under arrest are temporarily confined.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. secure by locking
  • v. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
  • n. jail in a local police station
  • n. the act of locking something up to protect it

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