Definitions for ROCKrɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a large mass of stone forming a hill, cliff, or the like.

  2. mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable quantities in nature, as by the action of heat or water. a particular kind of such matter:

    igneous rock.

    Category: Geology

  3. stone in the mass:

    built on rock.

  4. a stone of any size.

  5. something resembling a rock.

  6. a firm foundation or support:

    The Lord is my rock.

  7. Ref: rock candy.

  8. Slang. a diamond. any gem.

    Category: Status (usage)

  9. Slang. a pellet or lump of crack.

    Category: Status (usage)

    Ref: crack (def. 30). 41

Idioms for rock:

  1. between a rock and a hard place, between undesirable alternatives.

    Category: Idiom

  2. on the rocks, Informal. ruined or destroyed: (of an alcoholic beverage) served straight with ice.

    a marriage on the rocks.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of rock:

1300–50; ME rokk(e) < OF ro(c)que, roche; ML rocha, rocca (> late OE -rocc in stānrocc“stone-rock”)



  1. to move or sway to and fro or from side to side.

  2. to be moved or swayed powerfully with excitement, emotion, etc.

  3. (of ore) to be washed in a cradle.

    Category: Mining

  4. to dance to or play rock music.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Music and Dance

  5. (v.t.)to move or sway to and fro or from side to side, esp. gently and soothingly.

  6. to lull in security, hope, etc.

  7. to affect deeply; stun.

  8. to shake or disturb violently:

    An explosion rocked the dock.

  9. (n.)a rocking movement.

  10. a musical style derived in part from blues and folk music and marked by an accented beat and repetitive phrase structure.

    Category: Music and Dance

  11. (adj.)pertaining to or characteristic of musical rock.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of rock:

bef. 1100; ME; OE roccian, c. MD rocken; akin to G rücken to move, push, ON rykkja to jerk; (def. 14 ) short for rock and roll (1951), a phrase used earlier in the lyrics or title of several rhythm and blues songs


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rock, stone(noun)

    a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

    "he threw a rock at me"

  2. rock, stone(noun)

    material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust

    "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

  3. Rock, John Rock(noun)

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

  4. rock(noun)

    (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable

    "he was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew

  5. rock candy, rock(noun)

    hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)

  6. rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock, rock music(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."

  7. rock, careen, sway, tilt(verb)

    pitching dangerously to one side

  8. rock, sway, shake(verb)

    move back and forth or sideways

    "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

  9. rock, sway(verb)

    cause to move back and forth

    "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rock(noun)ɒk

    the hard substance that makes up much of the earth's surface, or a piece of this substance

    ancient layers of rock; girls diving off the rocks into the lake

  2. rockɒk

    rock music

    I listen to country and rock.

  3. rock(verb)ɒk

    to move or make move with a side-to-side movement

    The boat rocked gently on the waves.; She rocked the baby in her arms.

  4. rockɒk

    (of an explosion or earthquake) to make shake

    The blast rocked buildings throughout the neighborhood.

  5. rockɒk

    to surprise or shock with new information

    The news of his death rocked Hollywood.

  6. rockɒk

    indicates you think sb or sth is great, excellent, etc.

    Thank you all so much - you rock!


  1. Rock(ProperNoun)

    for someone living near a rock or an oak ( atter + oke ).

  2. Rock(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

  3. Rock(ProperNoun)

    Nickname of Gibraltar.

  4. Rock(ProperNoun)

    Nickname of the prison on Alcatraz Island, USA.

  5. Rock(ProperNoun)

    Nickname of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  6. Origin: Shortened from rock and roll. Since the meaning of has adapted to mean a simpler, more modern, metal-like genre, has generally been left referring to earlier forms such as that of the 1950s, notably more swing-oriented style.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rock(noun)

    see Roc

  2. Rock(noun)

    a distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning

  3. Rock(noun)

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

  4. Rock(noun)

    any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds

  5. Rock(noun)

    that which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge

  6. Rock(noun)

    fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock

  7. Rock(noun)

    the striped bass. See under Bass

  8. Rock(verb)

    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

  9. Rock(verb)

    to move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet

  10. Rock(verb)

    to move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter

  11. Rock(verb)

    to roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking-chair


  1. Rock

    Jamal Bush, better known by his stage name Big Rock, or alternatively The Rockness Monstah, is an American rapper, famous as a member of hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik and the duo Heltah Skeltah along with Ruck. He is known for his deep, grimy voice and having a sophisticated and rugged flow. After releasing two albums with Heltah Skeltah, Nocturnal and Magnum Force, Rock left Duck Down Records and pursued a solo career. He signed to DJ Lethal's Lethal Records and recorded a solo album titled Planet Rock, which was never released after the label folded. He didn't make an appearance on the Clik's 2002 group album The Chosen Few, being the only member of the "Great 8" not to appear. He made his official return to Duck Down in 2005, making appearances on Sean Price's Monkey Barz album and Smif-N-Wessun's Smif 'N' Wessun: Reloaded album. He's performed songs for a variety of video games including "I Am Rock" for Need for Speed: Most Wanted, "This Is Me" for Blitz The League II and "I Am Rock" for NFL Street 2. He and the Boot Camp released their third group album, The Last Stand, on July 18, 2006. On January 15, 2008, Rock was arrested for an assault and attempted murder charge after he allegedly gunned down a rival while working as a pimp. He was released on a $125,000 bail about a week later on January 24, 2008. Court reports show Rock's manager Ben Aubin of BAM posted bond for the rapper's release. Mr. Aubin has categorically denied any confirmation of his client moonlighting as a pimp.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROCK' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1614

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROCK' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2737

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROCK' in Nouns Frequency: #489

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ROCK' in Verbs Frequency: #1083

Anagrams of ROCK

  1. cork, Cork

Translations for ROCK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a large lump or mass of) the solid parts of the surface of the Earth

The ship struck a rock and sank; the rocks on the seashore; He built his house on solid rock.

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