What does ROCKET mean?

Definitions for ROCKETˈrɒk ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ROCKET.

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

GCIDE

  1. Rocket(n.)

    any flying device propelled by the reactive force of hot gases expelled in the direction opposite its motion. The fuel used to generate the expelled gases in rockets may be solid or liquid; rockets propelled by liquid fuels typically have a combustible fuel (such as hydrogen or kerosene) which is combined inside the rocket engine with an oxidizer, such as liquid oxygen. Single liquid fuels (called monopropellants) are also known. Since rocket engines do not depend on a surrounding fluid medium to generate their thrust, as do airplanes with propellers or jet engines, they may be used for propulsion in the vacuum of space.

  2. Origin: [It. rocchetta, fr. rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See Rock a distaff.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rocket(noun)

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

  2. Rocket(noun)

    damewort

  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

  7. Origin: [It. rocchetta, fr. rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See Rock a distaff.]

Freebase

  1. Rocket

    A rocket is a self-propelled, unguided weapon system powered by a rocket motor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rocket

    rok′et, n. a firework which is projected through the air, used for making signals in war, and for saving life at sea by conveying a line over a stranded vessel.—v.i. to fly straight up rapidly when flushed.—ns. Rock′et-case, a case for holding the materials of a rocket; Rock′eter. [Old It. rocchetto; of Teut. origin. Cf. Rock, a distaff.]

  2. Rocket

    rok′et, n. any one of several ornamental Old World herbs of the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family. [O. Fr. roquette—L. eruca, cole-wort.]

Editors Contribution

  1. rocket

    A type of aircraft or component of a spacecraft or space vehicle created and designed in various colors, engine, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes, styles, systems and technology created for use by a space agency for sending spacecraft or a space vehicle into space for various peaceful space projects or for scientific research projects.

    Rockets are used for launching spacecraft, sending up satellites into space and various other scientific projects or space related projects.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ROCKET in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ROCKET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brian Williams:

    A rising trail of smoke, then a second rocket launch, an orange flash and more smoke — as a rocket heads off toward Israel.

  2. Sylvia Plath:

    I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.

  3. Ksenia Nikitonova:

    One of the most spectacular things is seeing the installation of the rocket to the launch site, tourists can get several meters from the rocket.

  4. Martin Weber:

    The stock market loves transparency. And that is not practically possible at Rocket, rocket needs to prove that it can get profitable companies on their feet.

  5. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

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