To smear; to anoint.
- A fastening, as for a door or gate, typically consisting of a bar that fits into a notch or slot and is lifted from either side by a lever or string.
- A spring lock, as for a door, that is opened from the outside by a key.
- To close or lock with or as if with a latch.
- To have or be closed with a latch.
- To shut tightly so that the latch is engaged: a door too warped to latch.
- on to To get hold of; obtain: latched on to a fortune in the fur trade.