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Meaning of "overlock" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OVERLOCK

overlock  [ˈəʊvəˌlɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OVERLOCK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Overlock is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb overlock in English.

WHAT DOES OVERLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Overlock

An overlock is a kind of stitch that sews over the edge of one or two pieces of cloth for edging, Hemming, or seaming. Usually an overlock sewing machine will cut the edges of the cloth as they are fed through, though some are made without cutters. The inclusion of automated cutters allows overlock machines to create finished seams easily and quickly. An overlock sewing machine differs from a lockstitch sewing machine in that it uses loopers fed by multiple thread cones rather than a bobbin. Loopers serve to create thread loops that pass from the needle thread to the edges of the fabric so that the edges of the fabric are contained within the seam. Overlock sewing machines usually run at high speeds, from 1000 to 9000 rpm, and most are used in industry for edging, hemming and seaming a variety of fabrics and products. Overlock stitches are extremely versatile, as they can be used for decoration, reinforcement, or construction. Overlocking is also referred to as “overedging,” “merrowing,” or “serging.” Though “serging” technically refers to overlocking with cutters, in practice the four terms are used interchangeably. An overlock machine.

Definition of overlock in the English dictionary

The definition of overlock in the dictionary is to sew a seam, hem or edge with a particular stitch that prevents fraying.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OVERLOCK

PRESENT

Present
I overlock
you overlock
he/she/it overlocks
we overlock
you overlock
they overlock
Present continuous
I am overlocking
you are overlocking
he/she/it is overlocking
we are overlocking
you are overlocking
they are overlocking
Present perfect
I have overlocked
you have overlocked
he/she/it has overlocked
we have overlocked
you have overlocked
they have overlocked
Present perfect continuous
I have been overlocking
you have been overlocking
he/she/it has been overlocking
we have been overlocking
you have been overlocking
they have been overlocking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I overlocked
you overlocked
he/she/it overlocked
we overlocked
you overlocked
they overlocked
Past continuous
I was overlocking
you were overlocking
he/she/it was overlocking
we were overlocking
you were overlocking
they were overlocking
Past perfect
I had overlocked
you had overlocked
he/she/it had overlocked
we had overlocked
you had overlocked
they had overlocked
Past perfect continuous
I had been overlocking
you had been overlocking
he/she/it had been overlocking
we had been overlocking
you had been overlocking
they had been overlocking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will overlock
you will overlock
he/she/it will overlock
we will overlock
you will overlock
they will overlock
Future continuous
I will be overlocking
you will be overlocking
he/she/it will be overlocking
we will be overlocking
you will be overlocking
they will be overlocking
Future perfect
I will have overlocked
you will have overlocked
he/she/it will have overlocked
we will have overlocked
you will have overlocked
they will have overlocked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been overlocking
you will have been overlocking
he/she/it will have been overlocking
we will have been overlocking
you will have been overlocking
they will have been overlocking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would overlock
you would overlock
he/she/it would overlock
we would overlock
you would overlock
they would overlock
Conditional continuous
I would be overlocking
you would be overlocking
he/she/it would be overlocking
we would be overlocking
you would be overlocking
they would be overlocking
Conditional perfect
I would have overlock
you would have overlock
he/she/it would have overlock
we would have overlock
you would have overlock
they would have overlock
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been overlocking
you would have been overlocking
he/she/it would have been overlocking
we would have been overlocking
you would have been overlocking
they would have been overlocking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you overlock
we let´s overlock
you overlock
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to overlock
Past participle
overlocked
Present Participle
overlocking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OVERLOCK


airlock
ˈɛəˌlɒk
antilock
ˈæntɪˌlɒk
deadlock
ˈdɛdˌlɒk
fetlock
ˈfɛtˌlɒk
fetterlock
ˈfɛtəˌlɒk
firelock
ˈfaɪəˌlɒk
flintlock
ˈflɪntˌlɒk
forelock
ˈfɔːˌlɒk
genlock
ˈdʒɛnˌlɒk
gridlock
ˈɡrɪdˌlɒk
hair-lock
ˈheəˌlɒk
hammerlock
ˈhæməˌlɒk
headlock
ˈhɛdˌlɒk
hemlock
ˈhɛmˌlɒk
lovelock
ˈlʌvˌlɒk
Matlock
ˈmætˌlɒk
padlock
ˈpædˌlɒk
sherlock
ˈʃɜːˌlɒk
warlock
ˈwɔːˌlɒk
ziplock
ˈzɪpˌlɒk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OVERLOCK

overlengthen
overleveraged
overlewd
overlie
overlier
overlight
overliteral
overlive
overload
overloaded
overlocker
overlong
overlook
overlooker
overlord
overlordship
overloud
overlove
overlusty
overly

WORDS THAT END LIKE OVERLOCK

block
building block
bullock
carlock
charlock
clock
digital clock
earlock
eight o´clock
flock
interlock
lock
oarlock
o´clock
on the block
overclock
the clock
unblock
unlock
white charlock

Synonyms and antonyms of overlock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «overlock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OVERLOCK

Find out the translation of overlock to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of overlock from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «overlock» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

包缝机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

overlock
570 millions of speakers

English

overlock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

overlock
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاوفرلوك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оверлок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

overlock
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

overlock
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

surjeteuse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Overlock
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Overlock
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

かがり
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오버록
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Overlock
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

overlock
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Overlock
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओव्हरलॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

overlok
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

overlock
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

owerlok
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

оверлок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

overlock
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

overlock
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lock
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

over
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

overlock
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of overlock

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OVERLOCK»

The term «overlock» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.088 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OVERLOCK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about overlock

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OVERLOCK»

Discover the use of overlock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to overlock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sewing With Sergers: The Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing
Beginning sergers will benefit from this introductory guide to the serger machine and basic serging techniques.
Gail Brown, Pati Palmer, Linda Wisner, 2004
2
Quick and Easy Sewing with Your Serger
The 3-thread overlock stitch is the basic serger stitch. It is formed with two loopers and one needle. This stitch is often used to clean-finish seam allowances on seams that are already sewn with a straight stitch on a standard sewing machine.
Becky Hanson, 2008
3
The Ultimate Serger Answer Guide: Troubleshooting for Any ...
THE user-friendly reference essential for any current or prospective serger owner: Practical, easy solutions for any problem with any serger, no matter what the brand, model, or vintage.
Naomi Baker, Gail Brown, 1997
4
Innovative Serging: The Newest, Best, and Fastest Techniques ...
Discusses serged fashion features and serging techniques and provides instructions for using overlock sewing in sweaters, jackets and coats, accessories, and for fabric decorating How sewers have fallen in love with their sergers.
Gail Brown, 1989
5
Creative Serging: The Complete Handbook For Decorative ...
Serging veterans can hone their artistic edge in this updated guide to advanced serging techniques, which feature the latest information on modern serger capabilities, stitch options, and a variety of speciality feet and other accessories.
Gail Brown, Pati Palmer, Sue Green, 2005
6
Sewing With an Overlock
Introduces the features and accessories of overlock sewing machines, and shows how to baste and sew seams, adjust stitches, and make clothing
Creative Publishing International Editors, Singer Sewing Reference Library, Singer Sewing Staff, 1989
7
Simply Serging: 25 Fast and Easy Projects for Getting to ...
For example, the 4/3/2 thread serger will make the 4-thread overlock, along with the 3-thread and the 2-thread overlock stitch. (The stitches themselves are shown and described individually on pages 18–21.) ✄ 2/3 or 3-thread serger: Has one ...
Charlene Phillips, 2012
8
Reconstructing Clothes For Dummies
Over the top overlock The overlock stitch found on regular sewing machines is meant to mimic the stitch and finish effect of the overlock machine. I do not recommend using this in lieu of an overlock machine, especially if this is a desired ...
Miranda Caroligne Burns, 2011
9
A Nurse in Every Home
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1913 Original Publisher: Overlock associates for the protection of health Subjects: Home nursing Nurses Nursing Nurses and nursing Family
Melvin George Overlock, 2009
10
Ready, Set, Serge: Quick And Easy Projects You Can Make in ...
The. 3-Thread. Overlock. Stitch. This stitch is created with one needle thread and an upper and lower looper thread. It's used to finish a seam that won't require a lot of wear and tear; it's also used when more stretch is desired. In a perfectly ...
Georgie Melot, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OVERLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term overlock is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Join Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado for trail work in Breckenridge …
These crews are a major boon for folks like Tony Overlock, the town of Breckenridge's lead trail technician. His team of seven full-time ... «Summit Daily News, Jul 15»
2
End of an era
“In addition to getting haircuts, I walked my dog by that barbershop several times a week for many years,” said Chris Overlock. “Whenever they ... «Sierra Vista Herald, Jul 15»
3
Waldo County deed transfers
Heidi J. Mansfield, Wayne L. and Heidi Drinkwater to Jamie Lieberman and Wesley Overlock. Lane Construction Corporation to Joseph Wyman ... «PenBayPilot.com, Jul 15»
4
Northport Golf Club hosts recent member course play
... Harvey Peterson, Lee Robinson and Cecil Eastman, second at 128; Skip Brown, Steve Stanford, Jon Ohlsen and Alden Overlock, third at 127 ... «Republican Journal, Jul 15»
5
Obituaries: Davis Jr., Poe
Ed was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Overlock. Services were held at Fairview Cemetery in Gates. Contributions may be made to ... «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
6
New Jersey-Based Real Estate Investor Opening Office in FiDi
Robert Constable, Louis D'Avanzo and Willard Overlock of Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, German DZ Bank Group-owned ... «Commercial Observer, Jul 15»
7
Waldo County Registry of Deeds
Wayne L. Drinkwater, Heidi J. Drinkwater and Heidi Joy Mansfield to Jamie Lieberman and Wesley Overlock. Lane Construction Corportation to ... «Republican Journal, Jul 15»
8
Baptist Healing Trust awards money to Middle Tennessee nonprofits
One past recipient, Nashville General Hospital at Meharry's General Counsel Marc Overlock, remembers writing a grant for a piece of “magical” ... «Lebanon Democrat, Jul 15»
9
EVGA shows off its GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N Edition as launch looms
Therefore, additional voltage will not help to overlock a GM200-310 GPU if the latter is cooled by its stock air cooling system. Like other ... «KitGuru, Jul 15»
10
Cony Junior High School honor roll
... Julia Lounsbury, Caleb MacFarland, Ethan Overlock, Abigail Pelletier, Nhasino Phan, Aidan Smith, Jessy Veilleux and Devin Young. Share. «Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Jul 15»

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