Meaning of latch
Pronunciation: (lach), [key]
- a device for holding a door, gate, or the like, closed, consisting basically of a bar falling or sliding into a catch, groove, hole, etc.
- to close or fasten with a latch.
- to close tightly so that the latch is secured: The door won't latch.
- If we latch the tax on, the bill will come to over $100.
- to grab or hold on, as to an object or idea, esp. tightly or tenaciously.
- to include or add in; attach:If we latch the tax on, the bill will come to over $100.
- The stray dog latched onto the children and wouldn't go home.
- to take possession of; obtain; get.
- to acquire understanding of; comprehend.
- to attach oneself to; join in with:The stray dog latched onto the children and wouldn't go home.
- latch (Thesaurus)