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rock

noun

1 rock

A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter:
— He threw a rock at me.

synonym: stone.

Roget 847a: jewel [general], , jewelry, jewellery; bijoutry; bijou, bijouterie [Fr.]; trinket; fine jewelry; costume jewelry, junk jewelry; gem, gemstone, precious stone.    ... show more

Roget 342: land, earth, ground, dry land, terra firma.    continent, mainland, peninsula, chersonese [Fr.], delta; tongue of land, neck of land; isthmus, oasis; ... show more

Roget 323: hardness etc. adj.; rigidity; renitence, renitency; inflexibility, temper, callosity, durity.    induration, petrifaction; lapidification, ... show more

Roget 150: stability; immutability etc. adj.; unchangeability, etc. adj.; unchangeableness; constancy; stable equilibrium, immobility, soundness, vitality, stabiliment, ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

Dutch: kiezel, rots, steen, steenrots
Polish: skała



2 rock

Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust:
— That mountain is solid rock.

synonym: stone.

Dutch: gesteente, natuursteen, rots
Polish: skała

3 Rock

United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984).

synonym: John Rock.

4 rock

figurative Someone who is strong and stable and dependable.

Dutch: gesteente, klif, rots, steen, vels
Polish: opoka

5 rock

Hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint).

synonym: rock candy.

6 rock

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..

synonyms: rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music.

Dutch: rock, Rock n roll, rockmuziek
Polish: rock and roll, rock'n'roll

7 rock

Pitching dangerously to one side.

synonyms: careen, sway, tilt.

Polish: wahnięcie

verb

1 rock

Move back and forth or sideways:
— The ship was rocking.
— She rocked back and forth on her feet.

synonyms: shake, sway.

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Dutch: deinen, golven, unduleren

2 rock

Cause to move back and forth:
— Rock the cradle.
— Rock the baby.

synonym: sway.

Dutch: wiegen


Moby thesaurus: Gibraltar, Irish confetti, acid rock, adamant, adamantine, affect, agitate, amaze, appease, astonish, astound, avant-garde jazz, ballroom music, bankrupt, bebop, bedrock, blunder, bob, bobble, bola ... show more.

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