Definition of Rock

1. Noun. A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter. "He threw a rock at me"




2. Verb. Move back and forth or sideways. "The streets rock with crowds"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
Exact synonyms: Shake, Sway
Specialized synonyms: Roll, Nutate, Swag, Totter
Related verbs: Sway
Generic synonyms: Move Back And Forth
Derivative terms: Rocker, Shake, Sway, Sway

3. Noun. Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust. "Stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

4. Verb. Cause to move back and forth. "The wind swayed the trees gently"
Exact synonyms: Sway
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Related verbs: Shake, Sway
Derivative terms: Rocker, Rocker, Sway

5. Noun. United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984).
Exact synonyms: John Rock
Generic synonyms: Gynaecologist, Gynecologist, Woman's Doctor

6. Noun. (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable. "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"
Generic synonyms: Good Person

7. Noun. Hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint).
Exact synonyms: Rock Candy
Generic synonyms: Candy, Confect

8. Noun. A genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western. "Rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."

9. Noun. Pitching dangerously to one side.
Exact synonyms: Careen, Sway, Tilt
Generic synonyms: Lurch, Pitch, Pitching
Derivative terms: Careen, Careen, Rocky, Sway, Sway, Sway, Tilt, Tilt, Tilt

Definition of Rock

1. n. See Roc.

2. n. A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.

3. n. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.

4. v. t. To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.

5. v. i. To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.

Definition of Rock

1. Proper noun. (surname topographic from=Middle English dot=) for someone living near a rock or an oak ( (term atterm) + (term okem) ). ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Proper noun. (context: preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of Gibraltar. ¹

4. Proper noun. (context: preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the prison on Alcatraz Island, USA. ¹

5. Proper noun. (Canada preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ¹

6. Noun. The naturally occurring aggregate of solid mineral matter that constitutes a significant part of the earth's crust. ¹

7. Noun. A mass of stone projecting out of the ground or water. ¹

8. Noun. A boulder or large stone. ¹

9. Noun. A large hill or island having no vegetation. ¹

10. Noun. (figuratively) Something that is strong, stable, and dependable; a person who provides security or support to another. ¹

11. Noun. (geology) Any natural material with a distinctive composition of minerals. ¹

12. Noun. (slang) A precious stone or gem, especially a diamond. ¹

13. Noun. A lump or cube of ice. ¹

14. Noun. (British uncountable) A type of confectionery made from sugar in the shape of a stick, traditionally having some text running through its length. ¹

15. Noun. (US slang) A crystalized lump of crack cocaine. ¹

16. Noun. (US slang) An unintelligent person, especially one who repeats mistakes. ¹

17. Noun. (South Africa slang derogatory) An Afrikaner. ¹

18. Noun. (US poker _slang) An extremely conservative player who is willing to play only the very strongest hands. ¹

19. Noun. (basketball informal) A basketball (gloss ball). ¹

20. Verb. (transitive and intransitive) To move gently back and forth. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) To cause to shake or sway violently. ¹

22. Verb. (intransitive) To sway or tilt violently back and forth. ¹

23. Verb. (transitive and intransitive of ore etc.) To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker. ¹

24. Verb. (transitive) To disturb the emotional equilibrium of; to distress; to greatly impact (most often positively). ¹

25. Verb. (intransitive) ¹

26. Noun. An act of rocking. ¹

27. Noun. A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums(,) and vocals. ¹

28. Verb. (intransitive) To play, perform, or enjoy rock music, especially with a lot of skill or energy. ¹

29. Verb. (intransitive slang) To be very favourable or skilful; to excel. ¹

30. Verb. (transitive) to thrill or excite, especially with rock music ¹

31. Verb. (transitive) to do something with excitement yet skillfully ¹

32. Verb. (transitive) To wear (a piece of clothing, outfit etc.) successfully or with style; to carry off (a particular look, style). ¹

33. Noun. distaff ¹

34. Noun. The flax or wool on a distaff. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rock

1. to move back and forth [v -ED, -ING, -S] : ROCKABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Rock

1. 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone. "Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I." (Sir W. Scott) 2. Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc, when in natural beds. 3. That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge. "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress." (2 Sam. Xxii. 2) 4. Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock. 5. The striped bass. See Bass. This word is frequently used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, rock-bound, rock-built, rock-ribbed, rock-roofed, and the like. Rock alum. [Probably so called by confusion with F. Roche a rock] Same as Roche alum. Rock barnacle, any one of several species of wrens of the genus Salpinctes, native of the arid plains of Lower California and Mexico. Origin: OF. Roke, F. Roche; cf. Armor. Roc'h, and AS. Rocc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Rock Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Rock Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rock

roccellic
roccellic acid
roccellin
roch
rochambeau
roche alum
roche moutonnee
roche moutonnée
rochelle
roches
roches moutonnées
rochet
rochets
roching cask
roching casks
rock (current term)
rock'n'roll
rock-and-roll
rock-band
rock-bottom
rock-dove
rock-dumb
rock-hard
rock-jumper
rock-jumpers
rock-ribbed
rock-steady
rock & roll
rock 'n' roll
rock 'n' roll musician

Other Resources Relating to: Rock

Search for Rock on Dictionary.com!Search for Rock on Thesaurus.com!Search for Rock on Google!Search for Rock on Wikipedia!