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- adj. Of a door, etc, not locked (with a key), or that has been unlocked.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of unlock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not locked.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not firmly fastened or secured
Sorry, no etymologies found.
If you ask most cell phone users what they understand the term "unlocked phone" to mean, they will likely tell you that it is exactly what it says: that you can use the phone on any cell carrier anywhere.
And everything that has something crafted for it will remain unlocked from then on.
Nich: Given that knowledge is power, I used to make it my business to read whatever documents I found lying about in unlocked offices whilst I was in prison.
The reason you need to do a hotswap is that the xbox hard drive is locked when it is cold, and in unlocked once the xbox is turned on and fully booted.
The second reason, even if devices were to be unlocked, is that carriers could require customers to pay a termination fee should they choose to leave before the carrier could recoup the value of the subsidy.
Yet to be unlocked is Boinx TV, which I imagine will be very useful for my media studies students.
For one, it shows great demand for the iPhone, especially because Apple has not made it easy for people deal in unlocked phones.
I think we should reinstate Maxime Bernier forthwith, apologize to him for not being more understanding of his need to leave NATO documents lying about in unlocked briefcases, and congratulate him on bringing the real criminal to justice.
The next moment, my brain unlocked and I howled in laughter.
It surprised me that hearing his name unlocked so much of what I'd forgotten or buried about Corey Rand.