HyperDic: rock

English > 9 senses of the word rock / Rock:
NOUNobjectrock, stonea lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
substancerock, stonematerial consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
person Rock, John RockUnited States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
person rock(figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable
foodrock, rock candyhard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
communicationrock, rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock musica genre of popular music originating in the 1950s
actrock, careen, sway, tiltpitching dangerously to one side
VERBmotionrock, sway, shakemove back and forth or sideways
motionrock, swaycause to move back and forth
rock / Rock > pronunciation
Soundsraa'k
Rhymesaftershock ... woodcock: 87 rhymes with aak...
English > rock: 9 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter.
Example"he threw a rock at me"
Synonymstone
NarrowerachondriteA stony meteor lacking chondrules
bedrockSolid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
boulder, bowlderA large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
calculus, concretionA hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts
chondriteA rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules
clastic rock(geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks
crystal, crystallizationA rock formed by the solidification of a substance
intrusionrock produced by an intrusive process
outcrop, outcropping, rock outcropThe part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
pebbleA small smooth rounded rock
petrifactionA rock created by petrifaction
sill(geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock
stepping stoneA stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing
torA prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
wall rockA rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault
whinstone, whinAny of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)
xenolith(geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded
Broadernatural objectAn object occurring naturally
Spanishpiedra, roca
Catalanpedra, roca
Adjectivesrockyabounding in rocks or stones / stones
English > rock: 9 senses > noun 2, substance
Meaningmaterial consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust.
Example"that mountain is solid rock"
Synonymstone
Narroweraphanitefine-grained homogeneous rock (such as basalt) containing minerals undetectable by the naked eye
calichenitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru
claystonefine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles
dolomiteA kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
emery stone, emery rockA mixture of emery dust and a binder
fieldstonestone that occurs naturally in fields / fields
gravel, crushed rockrock fragments and pebbles
greisenA granitic rock composed of quartz and mica
igneous rockrock formed by the solidification of molten magma
limestoneA sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
magmamolten rock in the earth's crust
marbleA hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish
matrix(geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded
metamorphic rockrock altered by pressure / pressure and heat / heat
pudding stone, conglomerateA composite rock made up of particles of varying size
pumice, pumice stoneA light glass formed on the surface of some lavas
quartziteHard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals
road metalbroken rock used for repairing or making roads
sedimentary rockrock formed from consolidated clay sediments
shingling(geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction
sialThe granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust
simarock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust
tufa, calc-tufaA soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
SubstancesmineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Spanishpiedra, roca, rocas
Catalanpedra, quer, roca, roc
Adjectivesrupestral, rupicolouscomposed of or inscribed on rock
English > Rock: 9 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningUnited States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984).
SynonymJohn Rock
Instance ofgynecologist, gynaecologist, woman's doctorA specialist in gynecology
English > rock: 9 senses > noun 4, person
Meaning(figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable.
Examples
  • "he was her rock during the crisis"
  • "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew
Broadergood personA person who is good to other people
Spanishroca
Catalanroca
English > rock: 9 senses > noun 5, food
MeaningHard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint).
Synonymrock candy
Broadercandy, confectA rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
English > rock: 9 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western.
Example"rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
Synonymsrock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock music
Category ofbackbeatA loud steady beat
PartsbackbeatA loud steady beat
Narrowerheavy metal, heavy metal musicLoud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat
progressive rock, art rockA style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s
psychedelic rock, acid rockA musical style that emerged in the 1960s
punk rock, punkrock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger / anger and social alienation
Broaderpopular music, popular music genreAny genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
Spanishmúsica rock, rock and roll, rock-and-roll, rock, rock'n'roll, rock & roll
Catalanmúsica rock, rock and roll, rock-and-roll, rock, rock & roll
English > rock: 9 senses > noun 7, act
Meaningpitching dangerously to one side.
Synonymscareen, sway, tilt
Broaderlurch, pitch, pitchingabrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
Catalanescorar, inclinar-se
Adjectivesrockycausing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
Verbsrockmove back and forth or sideways
rockcause to move back and forth
English > rock: 9 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningmove back and forth or sideways.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Examples
  • "the ship was rocking"
  • "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
Synonymssway, shake
Narrowernutaterock, sway, or nod
rollMove, rock, or sway from side / side to side / side
swagsway heavily or unsteadily
totterMove without being stable, as if threatening to fall
Broadermove back and forthMove in one direction and then into the opposite direction
Similar torock, swayCause to move back and forth
Spanishagitar, balancearse, mecerse, mecer, oscilar, sacudir, tambalear
Catalanagitar, decantar-se, gronxar-se, gronxar, gronxolar-se, gronxolar, inclinar-se, oscil·lar
Nounsrockpitching dangerously to one side
rockera chair mounted on rockers
English > rock: 9 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCause to move back and forth.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "rock the cradle"
  • "rock the baby"
Synonymsway
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar torock, sway, shakemove back and forth or sideways
Nounsrockpitching dangerously to one side
rockera curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro
rockeran attendant who rocks a child in a cradle

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