Definition of Rocket

1. Noun. Any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine.

Exact synonyms: Projectile
Specialized synonyms: Missile, Multistage Rocket, Step Rocket, Research Rocket, Test Instrument Vehicle, Test Rocket
Terms within: Rocket Engine
Generic synonyms: Vehicle
Derivative terms: Projectile



2. Verb. Shoot up abruptly, like a rocket. "Prices skyrocketed"
Exact synonyms: Skyrocket
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Skyrocket, Skyrocket

3. Noun. A jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion.

4. Verb. Propel with a rocket.
Generic synonyms: Impel, Propel
Derivative terms: Rocketry

5. Noun. Erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender.

6. Noun. Propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon.
Exact synonyms: Skyrocket
Generic synonyms: Visual Signal
Derivative terms: Skyrocket

7. Noun. Sends a firework display high into the sky.
Exact synonyms: Skyrocket
Generic synonyms: Firework, Pyrotechnic
Derivative terms: Skyrocket

Definition of Rocket

1. n. A cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad.

2. n. An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition. Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and also for pyrotechnic display.

3. v. i. To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective.

Definition of Rocket

1. Noun. A rocket engine. ¹

2. Noun. (military) A non-guided missile propelled by a rocket engine. ¹

3. Noun. A vehicle propelled by a rocket engine. ¹

4. Noun. A rocket propelled firework, a skyrocket ¹

5. Noun. (slang) An ace (the playing card). ¹

6. Noun. (military slang) An angry communication (such as a letter or telegram) to a subordinate. ¹

7. Verb. To accelerate swiftly and powerfully ¹

8. Verb. To fly vertically ¹

9. Verb. To rise or soar rapidly ¹

10. Verb. To carry something in a rocket ¹

11. Verb. To attack something with rockets ¹

12. Noun. The leaf vegetable (spelink Eruca sativa). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rocket

1. to convey by means of a rocket (a device propelled by the reaction of escaping gases) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Rocket

1. 1. An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition. Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and also for pyrotechnic display. 2. A blunt lance head used in the joust. Congreve rocket, a powerful form of rocket for use in war, invented by Sir William Congreve. It may be used either in the field or for bombardment; in the former case, it is armed with shells or case shot; in the latter, with a combustible material inclosed in a metallic case, which is inextinguishable when kindled, and scatters its fire on every side. Origin: It. Rocchetta, fr. Rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See Rock a distaff. A cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad. A common cruciferous weed with yellow flowers (Barbarea vulgaris). Origin: F. Roquette (cf. Sp. Ruqueta, It ruchetta), fr. L. Eruca. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rocket

rockbun
rockbuns
rockburst
rockchuck
rockclimbing
rockclimbings
rockcress
rocked
rocked along
rocker
rocker arm
rockered
rockeries
rockers
rockery
rocket (current term)
rocket-pack
rocket-packs
rocket-propelled
rocket aircraft
rocket base
rocket belt
rocket belts
rocket car
rocket cress
rocket engine
rocket engineer
rocket festival
rocket firing
rocket fuel

Literary usage of Rocket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"In 1873, moreover, the Board of Trade proposed a light-and- sound rocket as a ... The idea of the gun-cotton rocket with a view to signalling in fogs ii=, ..."

2. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"By discarding parts of the rocket or missiles that are no longer necessary, ... Guidance Systems The guidance and control subsystem of a rocket and of a ..."

3. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"When the gas ceases to flow, the rocket loses its distinctive character, and becomes, ... If the weight of the rocket be increased, the instant of maximum ..."

4. The Mechanics' Magazine (1854)
"This rocket," says the in' " is caused to move with a considerable degree of correctness, without tumbling oter its flight, by being loaded at the hinder ..."

5. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"rocket Sputnik 19 Mariner a Mariner 2 rocket Sputnik 2i TRS i Tiros 6 Tiros 6 rocket . August 29 September i September x September 12 September 17 September ..."

6. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1873)
"Before firing the rocket, the faking pins are lifted out of the box, which is tilted a ... We shall suppose that the line has been attached to the rocket, ..."

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