What does Rocket mean?

Definitions for Rocket
ˈrɒk ɪtRock·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rocket, projectilenoun

    any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

  2. rocket, rocket enginenoun

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

  3. 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

  4. rocket, skyrocketnoun

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

  5. skyrocket, rocketverb

    sends a firework display high into the sky

  6. rocket, skyrocketverb

    shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

    "prices skyrocketed"

  7. rocketverb

    propel with a rocket

GCIDE

  1. Rocketnoun

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rocketnoun

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

  2. Rocketnoun

    damewort

  3. Rocketnoun

    rocket larkspur. See below

  4. Rocketnoun

    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. Rocketnoun

    a blunt lance head used in the joust

  6. Rocketverb

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

  7. Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rocket

    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

  1. rocket

    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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. rocketnoun

    A joint (see marijuana).

  2. rocketnoun

    To blast off into a high when smoking a joint.

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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

Examples of Rocket in a Sentence

  1. Justin Chapman:

    The parachute ripped off at launch, so the rocket went straight up in an arc and came straight down.

  2. Maral Abdullayeva:

    We are very afraid as shooting from rocket launchers and shelling has not stopped since the ceasefire, our school was destroyed on April 4. It has been partly restored since then, but the kids are still afraid to go out.

  3. Mark Matossian:

    It was exhilarating and very, very fulfilling, any activity like this in aerospace is moments of sheer terror punctuated by hours of boredom. So those critical moments when the rocket’s going and things have to happen quickly, yeah it’s pretty exciting.

  4. Jerry Colangelo:

    Grant has been around us over the years and our training camps, because of relationships with myself, with of course Coach K, his coach in college, he’s very aware. There’s been a lot of conversation. There’ll be plenty more conversation. And it’s not rocket science. It really isn’t. It’s all about relationships, and he’s very good at relationships so I feel very confident in passing this on to Grant Hill.

  5. 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.

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