Definitions for ROCKETˈrɒk ɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various tubelike devices containing combustibles that on being ignited propel the tube through the air: used for pyrotechnic effect, signaling, hurling explosives, launching a space vehicle, etc.
a space capsule or vehicle put into orbit by such devices.
Ref: rocket engine.
(v.t.)to move or transport by means of a rocket.
(v.i.)to move like a rocket.
(of game birds) to fly straight up rapidly when flushed.
Origin of rocket:
1605–15; (< F roquette ) < It rocchetta, dim. of rocca distaff (with reference to its shape) < Go *rukka, c. ON rokkr, MD rocke, OHG rocco (G Rocken )
any of various plants belonging to the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family, and related genera.
Ref: Compare dame's rocket.
Ref: Also called roquette.; arugula .
Origin of rocket:
1520–30; < F roquette < It ruchetta, dim. of ruca < L ērūcaarugula
any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
rocket, rocket engine(noun)
a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
rocket, roquette, garden rocket, rocket salad, arugula, Eruca sativa, Eruca vesicaria sativa(noun)
erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
sends a firework display high into the sky
shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
propel with a rocket
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a powerful jet engine that drives a vehicle
the rockets on the space shuttle
a space vehicle or weapon that is driven by a rocket
to launch a rocket
a firework in the shape of a cylinder
He lit one of the rockets.
a cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad
rocket larkspur. See below
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
a blunt lance head used in the joust
to rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective
A rocket is a self-propelled, unguided weapon system powered by a rocket motor.
Translations for ROCKET
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a tube containing materials which, when set on fire, give off a jet of gas which drives the tube forward, usually up into the air, used eg as a firework, for signalling, or for launching a spacecraft.
- صاروخ الألعاب النّاريَّهArabic
- foguetePortuguese (BR)
- die RaketeGerman
- ρουκέτα, πύραυλοςGreek
- موشک؛ ترقه فشفشکFarsi
- fusée, roquetteFrench
- eldflaug; flugskeyti; flugeldurIcelandic
- raca, rakietaPolish
- موشک؛ ترقه فشفشکPersian
- จรวด; พลุThai
- roket, füzeTurkish
- 火箭，沖天炮Chinese (Trad.)
- خلاءی گاڑیUrdu
- pháo hoa; pháo sángVietnamese
- 火箭Chinese (Simp.)
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