Definitions for ROCKETˈrɒk ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rock•etˈrɒk ɪt(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Rocketry

  2. a space capsule or vehicle put into orbit by such devices.

    Category: Rocketry

  3. Category: Rocketry

    Ref: rocket engine.

  4. (v.t.)to move or transport by means of a rocket.

    Category: Rocketry

  5. (v.i.)to move like a rocket.

  6. (of game birds) to fly straight up rapidly when flushed.

    Category: Ornithology

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 )


rock•etˈrɒk ɪt(n.)

  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family, and related genera.

    Category: Plants

    Ref: Compare dame's rocket.

  2. Category: Plants

    Ref: Also called roquette.; arugula .

Origin of rocket:

1520–30; < F roquette < It ruchetta, dim. of ruca < L ērūcaarugula

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rocket, projectile(noun)

    any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

  2. rocket, rocket engine(noun)

    a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion

  3. 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

  4. rocket, skyrocket(noun)

    propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon

  5. skyrocket, rocket(verb)

    sends a firework display high into the sky

  6. rocket, skyrocket(verb)

    shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

    "prices skyrocketed"

  7. rocket(verb)

    propel with a rocket

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rocket(noun)ˈrɒk ɪt

    a powerful jet engine that drives a vehicle

    the rockets on the space shuttle

  2. rocketˈrɒk ɪt

    a space vehicle or weapon that is driven by a rocket

    to launch a rocket

  3. rocketˈrɒk ɪt

    a firework in the shape of a cylinder

    He lit one of the rockets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rocket(noun)

    a cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad

  2. Rocket(noun)


  3. Rocket(noun)

    rocket larkspur. See below

  4. Rocket(noun)

    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

  5. Rocket(noun)

    a blunt lance head used in the joust

  6. Rocket(verb)

    to rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective


  1. Rocket

    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.

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