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Meaning & Definition of Rocket in English

English

Rocket

/rɑkət/

noun

1. Any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

    synonym:
  • rocket
  • ,
  • projectile

2. A jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion

    synonym:
  • rocket
  • ,
  • rocket engine

3. Erect european annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender

    synonym:
  • rocket
  • ,
  • roquette
  • ,
  • garden rocket
  • ,
  • rocket salad
  • ,
  • arugula
  • ,
  • Eruca sativa
  • ,
  • Eruca vesicaria sativa

4. Propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon

    synonym:
  • rocket
  • ,
  • skyrocket

5. Sends a firework display high into the sky

    synonym:
  • skyrocket
  • ,
  • rocket

verb

1. Shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

  • "Prices skyrocketed"
    synonym:
  • rocket
  • ,
  • skyrocket

2. Propel with a rocket

    synonym:
  • rocket

Examples of using

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 not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.