- 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.
- Informal. in or into a state of disaster or ruin: Their marriage is on the rocks.
- Informal. without funds; destitute; bankrupt.
- (of a beverage, especially liquor or a cocktail) with, or containing, ice cubes: Scotch on the rocks; a vodka martini on the rocks.
Origin of rock1
Related formsrock·less, adjectiverock·like, adjective
Definition for rock (2 of 4)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- 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
Related formsrock·a·ble, adjectiverock·ing·ly, adverbun·rocked, adjective
Definition for rock (3 of 4)
Origin of rock3
Definition for rock (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for rock
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
In previous decades, hip-hop was something typically preached against, much like rock & roll and heavy metal before it.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet|Stereo Williams|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After signing on to the film, Moore enlisted the services of her 30 Rock costar Alec Baldwin to play her caring husband.
But, strange to say, Cocker never got inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Cocker, by contrast, was always a rock singer, without frills or apologies.
And there is the cave under the rock where Moses dwelt, when he fasted forty days and forty nights.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville|John Mandeville
The slow spin of our rock had now brought the Dippers into view.Industrial Revolution|Poul William Anderson
Carefully, silently, the chief crawled down from the rock, which immediately became again a small stone.Basutoland|Minnie Martin
Beside it, a tall needle of rock, serrated and sharp, shot up.My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
The fence begins to melt as if in a haze and the logic of clearing this vast expanse of earth and rock escapes him.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
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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