Definition of Rocky

1. Adjective. Abounding in rocks or stones. "Bouldery beaches"

Exact synonyms: Bouldered, Bouldery, Stony
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth
Derivative terms: Boulder, Rock, Rockiness, Stone

2. Adjective. Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements. "A rough ride"
Exact synonyms: Bumpy, Jolting, Jolty, Jumpy, Rough
Derivative terms: Bump, Jolt, Jump, Rock
Antonyms: Smooth

3. Adjective. Liable to rock. "On high rocky heels"
Similar to: Unstable

4. Adjective. Full of hardship or trials. "They were having a rough time"
Exact synonyms: Rough
Similar to: Difficult, Hard

Definition of Rocky

1. a. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky shore.

Definition of Rocky

1. Proper noun. A male given name, pet form of Rocco. ¹

2. Proper noun. Rocky Balboa, a fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in a series of films. ¹

3. Proper noun. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. ¹

4. Proper noun. (informal Australia) The regional city of Rockhampton, Queensland. ¹

5. Adjective. Unstable; easily rocked. ¹

6. Adjective. In the style of rock and roll music. ¹

7. Adjective. (figuratively) Troubled; or difficult; in danger or distress. ¹

8. Adjective. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks. ¹

9. Adjective. Like a rock. ¹

10. Adjective. (figuratively) Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom. ¹

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Definition of Rocky

1. unsteady [adj ROCKIER, ROCKIEST] - See also: unsteady

Medical Definition of Rocky

1. 1. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky shore. 2. Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield. 3. Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom. Rocky Mountain locust See Bighorn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rocky

rocky (current term)
rocky mountain spotted fever
rocky road
rod cell

Literary usage of Rocky

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

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"The Judgment of his honor Is In all respects affirmed. (156 NC 329) BATTLE et al. v. CITY OF rocky MOUNT et H). (Supreme Court of North Carolina. Oot. ..."

2. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1907)
"Joel Palmer, Journal of Travels over the rocky Mountains (Cincinnati, 1847). ... View of the chasm through which the Platte issues from the rocky Mountains. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1907)
"each day; that this Ofl be done by extending the run of the Plymouth train to Selma instead of having It lie over at rocky Mount as now, or by ! ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"... 1896. base of the Cretaceous system in the rocky Mountain region, at least in the Trans-Pecos, Texas and Mexican portions of the rocky Mountains. ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"ANIMAL LIFE IN THE rocky MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO. BY PROF. W. 11. BREWER. ... (Mt. Harvard, the highest point of the rocky Mountains, 14270 feet, was ascended ..."

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