4. (Law) (a) (Civil Law) A leasing on rent. (b) (Scots Law) A contract for the use of a thing, or service
of a person, for hire. Wharton. (c) (Amer. Law) The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the
place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc. Burrill.
(Loc"a*tive) a. (Gram.) Indicating place, or the place where, or wherein; as, a locative adjective;
locative case of a noun. n. The locative case.
(Lo"ca*tor) n. One who locates, or is entitled to locate, land or a mining claim. [U.S.]
(Lo*cel"late) a. [L. locellus a compartment, dim. of locus a place.] (Bot.) Divided into secondary
compartments or cells, as where one cavity is separated into several smaller ones.
(Loch) n. [Gael. & Olr. loch. See Lake of water.] A lake; a bay or arm of the sea. [Scot.]
(Loch) n. [F. looch, Ar. la'ug, an electuary, or any medicine which may be licked or sucked, fr.
la'uq to lick.] (Med.) A kind of medicine to be taken by licking with the tongue; a lambative; a lincture.
(Loch*a"ber ax", Loch*a"ber axe") [So called from Lochaber, in Scotland.] A weapon of
war, consisting of a pole armed with an axhead at its end, formerly used by the Scotch Highlanders.
(Loch"age) n. (Gr. Antiq.) An officer who commanded a company; a captain. Mitford.
(Loch"an) n. [Gael. See 1st Loch.] A small lake; a pond. [Scot.]
A pond or lochan rather than a lake.H. Miller.
(Loche) n. (Zoöl.) See Loach.
(||Lo*chi"a) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. pl., fr. belonging to childbirth, a lying in, childbirth.] (Med.)
The discharge from the womb and vagina which follows childbirth.
(Lo"chi*al) a. [Cf. F. lochial.] Of or pertaining to the lochia.
(Lock) n. [AS. locc; akin to D. lok, G. locke, OHG. loc, Icel. lokkr, and perh. to Gr. to bend,
twist.] A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of
These gray locks, the pursuivants of death.Shak.
(Lock), n. [AS. loc inclosure, an inclosed place, the fastening of a door, fr. lucan to lock, fasten; akin
to OS. lukan D. luiken, OHG. luhhan, Icel. lka, Goth. lukan (in comp.); cf. Skr. ruj to break. Cf.
1. Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in
which a bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the thing fastened.
2. A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
Albemarle Street closed by a lock of carriages.De Quincey.
3. A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock. Dryden.
4. The barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal.
5. An inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from
one level to another; called also lift lock.