Definitions for ROCKET
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any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
rocket, rocket enginenoun
a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
rocket, roquette, garden rocket, rocket salad, arugula, Eruca sativa, Eruca vesicaria sativanoun
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
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Rocket is a song by American recording artist Beyoncé from her fifth studio album, Beyoncé (2013). It was written by Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon and Beyoncé with the group of the latter three people also serving as its producers. Miguel initially conceived the song inspired by Beyoncé, trying to showcase her confidence and sexuality. Beyoncé revealed that "Rocket" was inspired by D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" (2000) and felt it was one of her liberating songs meant to illustrate different sides of her personality. "Rocket" is a slowtempo soul, funk and R&B ballad which was frequently compared to the music of D'Angelo and Prince. It features explicit and metaphorical lyrics discussing frank female sexuality, a prominent theme present on Beyoncé. Lyrically, it sees Beyoncé addressing a male partner through sexual innuendos, adopting soft and sensual vocals. A music video for the song was directed by Beyoncé, Ed Burke and Bill Kirstein and released through Beyoncé itself on December 13, 2013. It was shot at The Standard, High Line hotel, New York City in black-and-white using a slow motion technique and features various shots of the singer, who appears dressed in lingerie for most of the time. Many critics considered it to be one of the most erotic clips on the entire album and praised its filming technique. At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyoncé performed "Rocket" during a medley consisting of songs from her fifth studio album. It was also a part of the setlist during The Formation World Tour (2016).
A rocket is a vehicle or device propelled by the expulsion of exhaust gases produced by the combustion of fuel within a rocket engine. It is designed to generate high thrust and accelerate through the atmosphere or outer space. Rockets are commonly used for space exploration, satellite deployment, and launching payloads into orbit.
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
Etymology: [It. rocchetta, fr. rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See Rock a distaff.]
A rocket is a self-propelled, unguided weapon system powered by a rocket motor.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The well-known pyrotechnical preparation, but modified to suit various purposes. A cylindrical case charged with a fiercely burning composition, the gases of which, rushing out from the after-end against the resisting atmosphere, propel the whole forward at a rate continually increasing, until the composition be expended. It is generally kept in balance by a long light stick or tail attached. The case is made of metal or paper, and variously headed to the amount of 32 lbs. if its purpose be war (see CONGREVE-ROCKETS); life-saving (by conveying a line over a stranded vessel); even the killing of whales, when reduced to 1, 2, or 3 lbs.; or, lastly, signals, for which it is fired straight upwards.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A rocket is a projectile which is set in motion by a force residing within itself; it therefore performs the twofold function of piece and projectile. See Pyrotechny.
A joint (see marijuana).
To blast off into a high when smoking a joint.
The numerical value of ROCKET in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ROCKET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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.
Frank oh, say can you see, buy the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. who's bright strips and broad stars, in the parelious night, o'er the rampart's we watched, as the da da, da, da, da, da, and the rocket's red glare, lots of bombs in the air, gave proof to the night, that we still had a flag, oh say does that spangle banner wave, over all-l-l-l-l that's free, over the home, of the land, and the land of the free
I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.
The first time I took a week off, the Orbital Sciences rocket exploded and Richard Branson’s rocket exploded, in that same week, the second time I took a week off, my rocket exploded. The lesson here is don’t take a week off.
Then we will prepare all the ground systems and get ready for cryogenic operations, fueling the rocket, that starts around 10pm, then we get into actually fueling the rocket, preparing it for launch – you’re adding the super cold liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen to fuel the rocket.
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- قذيفة, صاروخArabic
- coet, rucaCatalan, Valencian
- sennepskål, rucolaDanish
- Rukola, Rucola, RaketeGerman
- ρόκα, ρουκέτα, πύραυλοςGreek
- cohete, rúcula, motor de cohete, oruga, roqueta, rucaSpanish
- ترهتیزک, راکت, شاهی, موشکPersian
- syöksyä, rakettiFinnish
- roquette, fuséeFrench
- רָקֶטָה, טִיל, מָנוֹעַHebrew
- klettasalat, rukolaIcelandic
- motore a razzo, ruchetta, rucola, razzoItalian
- ロケット, 打ち上げ花火, ロケット弾, ロケットエンジンJapanese
- 미사일, 로켓트, 로켓 엔진Korean
- rucheta, RocketLatin
- RakéitLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ракета, рукола, ракеткаMacedonian
- vuurpijl, raketsla, rucola, raketDutch
- rúcula, foguetePortuguese
- aragulă, rucolă, ruchetă, rachetăRomanian
- rukola, raketaSlovene
- raket, raketmotor, senapskål, rucolaSwedish
- füze, roket, havai fişek, rokaTurkish
- rốc kétVietnamese
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