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Meaning of ROCK

Pronunciation:  râk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  pitching dangerously to one side
  2. [n]  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."
  3. [n]  hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored
  4. [n]  a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
  5. [n]  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"
  6. [v]  move back and forth in an unstable manner; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "the tree shook in the wind"
  7. [v]  cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
  8. [v]  rock or place in or as if in a cradle; "He cradled the infant in his arms"

ROCK is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: careen, cradle, rock and roll, rock candy, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, shake, stone, stone, sway, sway, tilt
 See Also: achondrite, acid rock, aphanite, art rock, backbeat, bedrock, boulder, bowlder, calc-tufa, calculus, caliche, candy, chondrite, claystone, concretion, conglomerate, crushed rock, crystal, crystallization, displace, dolomite, emery rock, emery stone, fieldstone, gravel, greisen, igneous rock, intrusion, limestone, lurch, magma, marble, material, metamorphic rock, mineral, move, move back and forth, natural object, nutate, outcrop, outcropping, pebble, petrifaction, pitch, pitching, popular music, popular music genre, progressive rock, psychedlic rock, pudding stone, pumice, pumice stone, punk, punk rock, quartzite, road metal, rock outcrop, sedimentary rock, shingling, sial, sill, sima, stepping stone, stuff, swag, tor, tufa, wall rock, xenolith



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rock\, n.
    See {Roc}.
  2. \Rock\, n. [OE. rocke; akin to D. rok, rokken, G. rocken,
    OHG. roccho, Dan. rok, Icel. rokkr. Cf. {Rocket} a firework.]
    A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which
    flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in
    spinning. --Chapman.
          Sad Clotho held the rocke, the whiles the thread By
          grisly Lachesis was spun with pain, That cruel Atropos
          eftsoon undid.                           --Spenser.
  3. \Rock\, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc'h, and AS.
    1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed
       stone or crag. See {Stone}.
             Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its
             firm base as soon as I.               --Sir W.
    2. (Geol.) Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's
       crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth,
       clay, etc., when in natural beds.
    3. That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a
       support; a refuge.
             The Lord is my rock, and my fortress. --2 Sam. xxii.
    4. Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling
       the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) The striped bass. See under {Bass}.
    Note: This word is frequently used in the formation of
          self-explaining compounds; as, rock-bound, rock-built,
          rock-ribbed, rock-roofed, and the like.
    {Rock alum}. [Probably so called by confusion with F. roche a
       rock.] Same as {Roche alum}.
    {Rock barnacle} (Zo["o]l.), a barnacle ({Balanus balanoides})
       very abundant on rocks washed by tides.
    {Rock bass}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The stripped bass. See under {Bass}.
       (b) The goggle-eye.
       (c) The cabrilla. Other species are also locally called
           rock bass.
    {Rock builder} (Zo["o]l.), any species of animal whose
       remains contribute to the formation of rocks, especially
       the corals and Foraminifera.
    {Rock butter} (Min.), native alum mixed with clay and oxide
       of iron, usually in soft masses of a yellowish white
       color, occuring in cavities and fissures in argillaceous
    {Rock candy}, a form of candy consisting of crystals of pure
       sugar which are very hard, whence the name.
    {Rock cavy}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Moco}.
    {Rock cod} (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A small, often reddish or brown, variety of the cod
           found about rocks andledges.
       (b) A California rockfish.
    {Rock cook}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A European wrasse ({Centrolabrus exoletus}).
       (b) A rockling.
    {Rock cork} (Min.), a variety of asbestus the fibers of which
       are loosely interlaced. It resembles cork in its texture.
    {Rock crab} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large
       crabs of the genus {Cancer}, as the two species of the New
       England coast ({C. irroratus} and {C. borealis}). See
       Illust. under {Cancer}.
    {Rock cress} (Bot.), a name of several plants of the cress
       kind found on rocks, as {Arabis petr[ae]a}, {A. lyrata},
    {Rock crystal} (Min.), limpid quartz. See {Quartz}, and under
    {Rock dove} (Zo["o]l.), the rock pigeon; -- called also {rock
    {Rock drill}, an implement for drilling holes in rock; esp.,
       a machine impelled by steam or compressed air, for
       drilling holes for blasting, etc.
    {Rock duck} (Zo["o]l.), the harlequin duck.
    {Rock eel}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Gunnel}.
    {Rock goat} (Zo["o]l.), a wild goat, or ibex.
    {Rock hopper} (Zo["o]l.), a penguin of the genus
       {Catarractes}. See under {Penguin}.
    {Rock kangaroo}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Kangaroo}, and {Petrogale}.
    {Rock lobster} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
       large spinose lobsters of the genera {Panulirus} and
       {Palinurus}. They have no large claws. Called also {spiny
       lobster}, and {sea crayfish}.
    {Rock meal} (Min.), a light powdery variety of calcite
       occuring as an efflorescence.
    {Rock milk}. (Min.) See {Agaric mineral}, under {Agaric}.
    {Rock moss}, a kind of lichen; the cudbear. See {Cudbear}.
    {Rock oil}. See {Petroleum}.
    {Rock parrakeet} (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian parrakeet
       ({Euphema petrophila}), which nests in holes among the
       rocks of high cliffs. Its general color is yellowish olive
       green; a frontal band and the outer edge of the wing
       quills are deep blue, and the central tail feathers bluish
    {Rock pigeon} (Zo["o]l.), the wild pigeon ({Columba livia})
       Of Europe and Asia, from which the domestic pigeon was
       derived. See Illust. under {Pigeon}.
    {Rock pipit}. (Zo["o]l.) See the Note under {Pipit}.
    {Rock plover}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The black-bellied, or whistling, plover.
       (b) The rock snipe.
    {Rock ptarmigan} (Zo["o]l.), an arctic American ptarmigan
       ({Lagopus rupestris}), which in winter is white, with the
       tail and lores black. In summer the males are grayish
       brown, coarsely vermiculated with black, and have black
       patches on the back.
    {Rock rabbit} (Zo["o]l.), the hyrax. See {Cony}, and {Daman}.
    {Rock ruby} (Min.), a fine reddish variety of garnet.
    {Rock salt} (Min.), cloride of sodium (common salt) occuring
       in rocklike masses in mines; mineral salt; salt dug from
       the earth. In the United States this name is sometimes
       given to salt in large crystals, formed by evaporation
       from sea water in large basins or cavities.
    {Rock seal} (Zo["o]l.), the harbor seal. See {Seal}.
    {Rock shell} (Zo["o]l.), any species of Murex, Purpura, and
       allied genera.
    {Rock snake} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several large pythons;
       as, the royal rock snake ({Python regia}) of Africa, and
       the rock snake of India ({P. molurus}). The Australian
       rock snakes mostly belong to the allied genus {Morelia}.
    {Rock snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the purple sandpiper ({Tringa
       maritima}); -- called also {rock bird}, {rock plover},
       {winter snipe}.
    {Rock soap} (Min.), a kind of clay having a smooth, greasy
       feel, and adhering to the tongue.
    {Rock sparrow}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) Any one of several species of Old World sparrows of
           the genus {Petronia}, as {P. stulla}, of Europe.
       (b) A North American sparrow ({Puc[ae]a ruficeps}).
    {Rock tar}, petroleum.
    {Rock thrush} (Zo["o]l.), any Old World thrush of the genus
       {Monticola}, or {Petrocossyphus}; as, the European rock
       thrush ({M. saxatilis}), and the blue rock thrush of India
       ({M. cyaneus}), in which the male is blue throughout.
    {Rock tripe} (Bot.), a kind of lichen ({Umbilicaria
       Dillenii}) growing on rocks in the northen parts of
       America, and forming broad, flat, coriaceous, dark fuscous
       or blackish expansions. It has been used as food in cases
       of extremity.
    {Rock trout} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of marine
       food fishes of the genus {Hexagrammus}, family
       {Chirad[ae]}, native of the North Pacific coasts; --
       called also {sea trout}, {boregat}, {bodieron}, and
    {Rock warbler} (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian singing bird
       ({Origma rubricata}) which frequents rocky ravines and
       water courses; -- called also {cataract bird}.
    {Rock wren} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of wrens
       of the genus {Salpinctes}, native of the arid plains of
       Lower California and Mexico.
  4. \Rock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rocked};p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Rocking}.] [AS. roccian; akin to Dan. rokke to move, to
    snake; cf. Icel. rukkja to pull, move, G. r["u]cken to move,
    push, pull.]
    1. To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting
       on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to
       cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
             A rising earthquake rocked the ground. --Dryden.
    2. To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking;
       to still; to quiet. ``Sleep rock thy brain.'' --Shak.
    Note: Rock differs from shake, as denoting a slower, less
          violent, and more uniform motion, or larger movements.
          It differs from swing, which expresses a vibratory
          motion of something suspended.
  5. \Rock\, v. i.
    1. To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently
       agitated; to reel; to totter.
             The rocking town Supplants their footsteps. --J.
                                                   Philips .
    2. To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as,
       to rock in a rocking-chair.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing rocks in your dream means permanence and stability as expressed in the familiar phrase "as solid as a rock". It may also indicate that you are making a commitment to a relationship. Or you may be contemplating some changes in your life that will lay the groundwork for a more solid foundation. On the other hand rocks may also symbolize stubbornness, disharmony and unhappiness. Dreaming that you are climbing a steep rock means struggles, obstacles, and disappointments.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Cobble, boulder, or quarry stone used as a construction material.
  2. Hard natural mineral, in formation or in piles of talus or detritus.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. tsur), employed as a symbol of God in the Old Testament (1 Sam. 2:2; 2 Sam. 22:3; Isa. 17:10; Ps. 28:1; 31:2,3; 89:26; 95:1); also in the New Testament (Matt. 16:18; Rom. 9:33; 1 Cor. 10:4). In Dan. 2:45 the Chaldaic form of the Hebrew word is translated "mountain." It ought to be translated "rock," as in Hab. 1:12 in the Revised Version. The "rock" from which the stone is cut there signifies the divine origin of Christ. (See STONE.)