Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Latch (?), v. t. [Cf. F. lécher to lick (of German origin). Cf. Lick.] To smear; to anoint. [Obs.]
Latch, n. [OE. lacche, fr. lacchen to seize, As. læccan.]
1. That which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare. [Obs.]
Rom. of R.
2. A movable piece which holds anything in place by entering a notch or cavity; specifically, the catch which holds a door or gate when closed, though it be not bolted.
3. (Naut.) A latching.
4. A crossbow. [Obs.]
Latch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Latched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Latching.] [OE.lacchen. See Latch. n.]
1. To catch so as to hold. [Obs.]
Those that remained threw darts at our men, and latching our darts, sent them again at us.
2. To catch or fasten by means of a latch.
The door was only latched.