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Meaning & Definition of Rock in English

English

Rock

/rɑk/

noun

1. A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

  • "He threw a rock at me"
    synonym:
  • rock
  • ,
  • stone

2. Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the earth's crust

  • "That mountain is solid rock"
  • "Stone is abundant in new england and there are many quarries"
    synonym:
  • rock
  • ,
  • stone

3. United states gynecologist and devout catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)

    synonym:
  • Rock
  • ,
  • John Rock

4. (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable

  • "He was her rock during the crisis"
  • "Thou art peter, and upon this rock i will build my church"--gospel according to matthew
    synonym:
  • rock

5. Hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)

    synonym:
  • rock candy
  • ,
  • rock

6. A genre of popular music originating in the 1950s

  • A blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
  • "Rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
    synonym:
  • rock 'n' roll
  • ,
  • rock'n'roll
  • ,
  • rock-and-roll
  • ,
  • rock and roll
  • ,
  • rock
  • ,
  • rock music

7. Pitching dangerously to one side

    synonym:
  • rock
  • ,
  • careen
  • ,
  • sway
  • ,
  • tilt

verb

1. Move back and forth or sideways

  • "The ship was rocking"
  • "The tall building swayed"
  • "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
    synonym:
  • rock
  • ,
  • sway
  • ,
  • shake

2. Cause to move back and forth

  • "Rock the cradle"
  • "Rock the baby"
  • "The wind swayed the trees gently"
    synonym:
  • rock
  • ,
  • sway

Examples of using

This is not a rock. It's a mineral.
Please, move this rock from here to there.
It was as hard as rock.