Locking vs Engaging - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between locking and engaging
is that locking
is while engaging
As a noun locking
is the act by which something is locked.
As an adjective engaging is
that engages the attention; engrossing, interesting; enthralling.
The act by which something is locked.
* 1862 , Wilkie Collins, No Name
(computing) Using a lock or a mutex to restrict the access to a part of a code to at most one process.
- 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...
* double-checked locking
That engages the attention; engrossing, interesting; enthralling.
Charming; attractive, especially of a manner or behaviour.
- I found the first of the Harry Potter books a very engaging read.
- Beauty, of course, and a bright, engaging personality — or at least the ability to fake one — are prerequisites for entering the Miss World competition.
* (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