- mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable quantities in nature, as by the action of heat or water.
- a particular kind of such matter: igneous rock.
- a piece of money.
- a dollar bill.
- a diamond.
- any gem.
- crack (def. 33).
- a pellet or lump of crack.
Idioms about rock
Origin of rock1
OTHER WORDS FROM rockrock·less, adjectiverock·like, adjective
Words nearby rock
Other definitions for rock (2 of 4)
- to stir up; animate: We're gonna rock this joint tonight!
- to use, wear, or display in a showy, self-confident manner or to great effect: Only you could rock that hat!The game rocks some amazing new features.
Origin of rock2
synonym study for rock
OTHER WORDS FROM rockrock·a·ble, adjectiverock·ing·ly, adverbun·rocked, adjective
Other definitions for rock (3 of 4)
Origin of rock3
Other definitions for rock (4 of 4)
How to use rock in a sentence
In an earlier experiment, I showed that sugar seed crystals are important for making rock candy.
She was confident, she was outspoken, she was kind of the queen of the underground New York rock music scene.Inside ‘I Am Woman’: A new biopic tells the story of Helen Reddy and her famous song|radmarya|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Those wingbeats also caused bodies of the tiny, coiled shell species and the midsize, long shell snails to rock back and forth as they swam.Sea butterflies’ shells determine how the snails swim|Maria Temming|September 8, 2020|Science News
They are very similar to the rocks that may have formed our planet billions of years ago.
This 14-inch rocking pizza cutter will give you restaurant quality cut slices.Pizza cutters that will get you the slice of your dreams|PopSci Commerce Team|September 2, 2020|Popular-Science
The atmosphere on campuses has gotten repressive enough that comedian Chris Rock no longer plays colleges.
And, as the enigmatic front man to an avant garde indie rock group, he is droll, perceptive, and splendidly weird.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My ball bounced back and the rock rolled just a little bit forward.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I think 2014 was my big rock and roll year, and 2015 is gonna be a really good year to hang around the house.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yes, it was a fairly disappointing year in music—one devoid of Goth teen prodigies, Yeezy, and galvanizing rock anthems.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More|Marlow Stern|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The offspring of the ungodly shall not bring forth many branches, and make a noise as unclean roots upon the top of a rock.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
When she heard it there came before her imagination the figure of a man standing beside a desolate rock on the seashore.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
It was a pretty house, stood a little apart from the forge, and was called Rock Villa.
Between each group of figures the face of the rock was scored with mysterious signs and rudely limned weapons of war and chase.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for rock (1 of 3)
Word Origin for rock
British Dictionary definitions for rock (2 of 3)
Word Origin for rock
British Dictionary definitions for rock (3 of 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rock
In addition to the idioms beginning with rock
- rock bottom
- rocks in one's head, have
- rock the boat
- between a rock and a hard place
- on the rocks
- steady as a rock