a lock of hair

a small piece of hair from someone's head

She cut off a lock of his hair and put it under her pillow.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lock of hair — A lock of hair is a piece or pieces of hair that has been cut from, or remains singly on, a human head, most commonly bunched or tied together in some way. A standard dictionary definition defines a lock as a tress, curl, or ringlet of hair… …   Wikipedia

  • lock of hair — n. curl of hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (a) lock of hair — a lock of hair phrase a small piece of hair from someone’s head She cut off a lock of his hair and put it under her pillow. Thesaurus: general words for hair and amounts of hairhyponym Main entry: lock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lock — may refer to:* Lock (surname)Mechanical devices* Lock (device), a mechanical device used to secure possessions * Lock (firearm), the ignition mechanism used on early projectile weapons * Lock (water transport), an enclosure in a navigable canal… …   Wikipedia

  • hair — W1S1 [heə US her] n [: Old English; Origin: hAr] 1.) [U] the mass of things like fine threads that grows on your head ▪ She put on her lipstick and brushed her hair . ▪ I must get my hair cut it s getting very long. ▪ You ve had your hair done… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hair jewellery — Hair work, or jewellery made of human hair, was in fashion during most of the 19th century and a few decades into the 20th. It disappeared when short skirts and the bob became stylish around 1925. There are several reasons why hair work was… …   Wikipedia

  • lock|et — «LOK iht», noun. a small, ornamental case of gold or silver, for holding a picture of someone or a lock of hair. It is usually worn around the neck on a chain. A locket often has a hinged cover. ╂[< Old French locquet latch (diminutive) <… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lock — lock1 [ lak ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to fasten something such as a door or a container, usually with a key, so that other people cannot open it: John went out and locked the door behind him. Have you locked the car? lock something in something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lock — lock1 W3S2 [lɔk US la:k] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(fasten something)¦ 2¦(keep in a safe place)¦ 3¦(fixed position)¦ 4¦(fixed situation)¦ 5 be locked in battle/combat/dispute etc 6 lock arms 7 lock horns (with somebody) Phrasal verbs  lock… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lock — 1 verb 1 FASTEN SOMETHING (I, T) to fasten something with a lock or be fastened with a lock: Did you lock the car? I can t get the door to lock. 2 PUT STH IN A SAFE PLACE (transitive always + adv/prep) to put something in a safe place and lock… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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