Ok vs Lock - What's the difference?

ok | lock |

As an interjection ok

is .

As a proper noun lock is




Etymology 1

Of unclear origin. Wikipedia lists . it may be an abbreviation of a comical spelling of "all correct" as "orl korrect", such as first appeared in print in The Boston Morning Post on March 23, 1839, as part of a fad for similar fanciful abbreviations in the United States during the late 1830s.

Alternative forms

* , ok, okay


(en noun)
  • endorsement; approval
  • We can start as soon as we get the OK .
    * (endorsement or approval) approval, endorsement, green light, thumbs up


    (en verb)
  • To approve.
  • I don't want to OK this amount of money.
  • (computing) To confirm by activating a button marked OK .
  • * 2001 , Mike Collins, Pro Tools: Practical Recording, Editing and Mixing for Music Production
  • Type a suitable name for your Marker and OK the dialogue box.
  • * 2008 , Martin Evening, Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers
  • When you OK the crop, the image size will be adjusted to match the front image resolution.
    * approve * greenlight


    (en adjective)
  • all right, permitted
  • Do you think it's OK to stay here for the night?
  • satisfactory, reasonably good; not exceptional
  • The soup was OK , but the dessert was excellent.
  • in good health or a good emotional state
  • He's not feeling well now, but he should be OK after some rest.
    * allowed, all right, permissible * (satisfactory) adequate, all right, not bad, satisfactory * (in good health or a good emotional state) fine, well
    * forbidden * (satisfactory) bad, inadequate, poor, unsatisfactory * (in good health or a good emotional state) ill, poorly, sick, under the weather, unwell


    (en adverb)
  • satisfactorily, sufficiently well
  • The team did OK in the playoffs.
    * (satisfactorily) adequately, satisfactorily
    * (satisfactorily) badly, inadequately, poorly, unsatisfactorily


  • Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance.
  • I promise to give it back.'' Reply: ''OK .
    Let's meet again this afternoon.'' Reply: ''OK .
    Shut up!'' Reply: ''OK''', '''OK .
  • An utterance expressing exasperation, similar to ""
  • OK! I get it! Stop nagging me!
  • Used to introduce a sentence in order to draw attention to the importance of what is being said.
  • OK , I'm thinking of a number...
    * PPsense, acknowledgement or acceptance}} okey-dokey, okeh, okey; ; all right * (sentence introduction) now, now then

    Derived terms

    (term derived from OK) * okay * okey-dokey * * 'kay * m'kay * A-OK * kthxbye


    * How 'OK' took over the world, Allan Metcalf, BBC News Magazine (2011 February 18) * The ‘O’ Word, Roy Blount, Jr., The New York Times Sunday Book Review (2010 November 19) * OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word , Allan Metcalf, Oxford University Press (2010) * '>citation * Allen Read, the Expert of 'O.K.,' Dies at 96, Douglas Martin, The New York Times Obituaries (2002 October 18) * What does "OK" stand for?, Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope (1985)

    See also

    * oll korrect * * *

    Etymology 2

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • a state of the United States of America.
  • Anagrams

    * ----



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination.
  • * 1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island)
  • "Give me the key," said my mother; and though the lock was very stiff, she had turned it and thrown back the lid in a twinkling.
  • *, chapter=13
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We tiptoed into the house, up the stairs and along the hall into the room where the Professor had been spending so much of his time. 'Twas locked, of course, but the Deacon man got a big bunch of keys out of his pocket and commenced to putter with the lock .}}
  • A mutex or other token restricting access to a resource.
  • * 2005 , Karl Kopper, The Linux Enterprise Cluster
  • the application must first acquire a lock on a file or a portion of a file before reading data and modifying it.
  • A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels.
  • * 1846 , (William Makepeace Thackeray), Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo
  • Here the canal came to a check, ending abruptly with a large lock .
  • The firing mechanism of a gun.
  • * 1837 , (Charles Dickens), (The Pickwick Papers)
  • "I never saw such a gun in my life," replied poor Winkle, looking at the lock , as if that would do any good.
  • Complete control over a situation.
  • * 2003 , (Charley Rosen), The Wizard of Odds
  • Even though he had not yet done so, Jack felt he had a lock on the game.
  • Something sure to be a success.
  • * 2004 , (Avery Corman), A perfect divorce
  • Brian thinks she's a lock to get a scholarship somewhere.
  • (label) A player in the scrum behind the front row, usually the tallest members of the team.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=Septembe 24, author=Ben Dirs, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Rugby World Cup 2011: England 67-3 Romania , passage=Ashton only had to wait three minutes for his second try, lock Louis Deacon setting it up with a rollocking line-break, before Romania got on the scoreboard courtesy of a penalty from fly-half Marin Danut Dumbrava. }}
  • A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
  • * (Thomas De Quincey) (1785-1859)
  • Albemarle Street closed by a lock of carriages
  • A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.
  • (Dryden)
  • A device for keeping a wheel from turning.
  • A grapple in wrestling.
  • (Milton)
    Derived terms
    * alcolock * ankle lock * anti-lock * caps lock * flash lock * flat lock * flintlock * genlock * gridlock * leglock * liplock * lockfast * lock time * * lockbox * lockmaster * locknote * locksmithing * lockstep * matchlock * num lock * overlock * padlock * picklock * scroll lock * staircase lock * tide lock * time lock


    (en verb)
  • (label) To become fastened in place.
  • *, chapter=13
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We tiptoed into the house, up the stairs and along the hall into the room where the Professor had been spending so much of his time. 'Twas locked , of course, but the Deacon man got a big bunch of keys out of his pocket and commenced to putter with the lock.}}
  • (label) To fasten with a lock.
  • (label) To be capable of becoming fastened in place.
  • (label) To intertwine or dovetail.
  • To freeze one's body or a part thereof in place.
  • To furnish (a canal) with locks.
  • To raise or lower (a boat) in a lock.
  • Antonyms
    * unlock
    Derived terms
    * lock and load * lock horns * lock in * lock lips * lock on * lock out * lock up * lockable * relock * unlockable

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m). Cognate with (etyl) (m) (whence (etyl) (m)), (etyl) (m). It has been theorised that the word may be related to the (etyl) verb in its ancient meaning to curb .


    (en noun)
  • tuft or length of hair
  • *
  • If I consent to burn them, will you promise faithfully neither to send nor receive a letter again, nor a book (for I perceive you have sent him books), nor locks of hair, nor rings, nor playthings?
    Derived terms
    * daglock * elflock * forelock * goldilocks * sidelock