- 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.
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Idioms for rock
Origin of rock1
OTHER WORDS FROM rockrockless, adjectiverocklike, adjective
Words nearby rock
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
synonym study for rock
OTHER WORDS FROM rockrock·a·ble, adjectiverock·ing·ly, adverbun·rocked, adjective
Definition for rock (3 of 4)
Origin of rock3
Definition for rock (4 of 4)
Example sentences from the Web for rock
That’s after the Fed’s big policy shift on inflation yesterday more or less locks in for the foreseeable future this era of rock-bottom interest rates.Why the Fed’s huge policy shift on inflation could be rocket fuel for stocks|Bernhard Warner|August 28, 2020|Fortune
The corn is then washed and peeled, and left to dry for 12 hours before it’s ground with stones made from volcanic rock.How Tamales Are Made at One of New York City’s Favorite Puebla Tamal Shops|Eater Video|August 27, 2020|Eater
Elizabeth Williams is Atlanta’s defensive rock and is posting the best true shooting percentage of her career, while Monique Billings, who has scored in double figures in four of her past five games, is the league’s leader in rebounding percentage.There’s No WNBA All-Star Game This Year, But We Picked The Rosters Anyway|Howard Megdal|August 26, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Sports offered include billiards, bocce, bowling, darts, rock climbing, tennis, volleyball, dodgeball, and yoga – and the league is continually growing.Cleveland – The Rock and Roll Capital of the World|LGBTQ-Editor|August 21, 2020|No Straight News
Scans hint at Egyptian ritual in the snake, which had rock structures in its open mouth, possibly the mineral natron used by ancient Egyptians to slow decomposition.X-rays reveal what ancient animal mummies keep under wraps|Helen Thompson|August 20, 2020|Science News
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
British Dictionary definitions for rock (1 of 3)
Word Origin for rock
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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