Definitions for skyrocketˈskaɪˌrɒk ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sky•rock•etˈskaɪˌrɒk ɪt(n.)

  1. a rocket firework that explodes high in the air, usu. in brilliant and colorful sparks.

    Category: Rocketry

  2. (v.i.)to rise or increase rapidly or suddenly, esp. to unprecedented levels.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (v.t.)to cause to rise or increase rapidly and usu. suddenly.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. to thrust or advance suddenly or dramatically; catapult.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of skyrocket:

1680–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rocket, skyrocket(noun)

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

  2. skyrocket, rocket(verb)

    sends a firework display high into the sky

  3. rocket, skyrocket(verb)

    shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

    "prices skyrocketed"

Wiktionary

  1. skyrocket(Noun)

    a type of firework that uses a solid rocket motor to rise quickly into the sky where it emits a variety of effects such as stars, bangs, crackles, etc.

  2. skyrocket(Noun)

    a rebuke, a scolding.

  3. skyrocket(Noun)

    pocket.

  4. skyrocket(Verb)

    To increase suddenly and extremely; to shoot up; to surge or spike.

    The shortage caused prices to skyrocket.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skyrocket(noun)

    a rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies; a species of fireworks

Freebase

  1. Skyrocket

    A skyrocket is a type of firework that uses a solid rocket motor to rise quickly into the sky. At the apex of its ascent, it is usual for a variety of effects to be emitted. Sky rockets use various stabilisation techniques to ensure the flight follows a predictable course, often a long stick attached to the side of the motor, but also including spin-stabilisation or fins.


Translations for skyrocket

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

skyrocket(noun)

a rocket firework that explodes in brilliant colourful sparks.

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