deadlock definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a standstill resulting from the action of equal and opposed forces; stalemate
- a tie between opponents in the course of a contest
transitive verb, intransitive verb
to bring or come to a deadlock
deadlock definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions.
- Sports A tied score.
- Computer Science A failure or inability to proceed due to two programs or devices both requiring a response from the other before completing an operation.
To bring or come to a deadlock.