Locking vs Engaging - What's the difference?

locking | engaging |

As verbs the difference between locking and engaging

is that locking is while engaging is .

As a noun locking

is the act by which something is locked.

As an adjective engaging is

that engages the attention; engrossing, interesting; enthralling.




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is locked.
  • * 1862 , Wilkie Collins, No Name
  • On the other hand, it was just as probable that these comings and goings, these lockings and unlockings, might be attributable to the existence of some private responsibility, which had unexpectedly intruded itself into the old man's easy existence...
  • (computing) Using a lock or a mutex to restrict the access to a part of a code to at most one process.
  • Derived terms

    * double-checked locking




    (en adjective)
  • That engages the attention; engrossing, interesting; enthralling.
  • I found the first of the Harry Potter books a very engaging read.
  • Charming; attractive, especially of a manner or behaviour.
  • Beauty, of course, and a bright, engaging personality — or at least the ability to fake one — are prerequisites for entering the Miss World competition.

    Derived terms

    * engagingness * unengaging


    * (that engages the attention) absorbing, compelling, engrossing, enthralling, interesting * (charming) appealing, attractive, sweet


    * (that engages the attention) boring, dull, unengaging, uninteresting * (charming) boorish, rude, uncivil, uncivilised