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rock

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[ rok ]
/ rɒk /
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noun
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Idioms about rock

Origin of rock

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First recorded in 1300–50; 1905–10 for def. 12; Middle English rokk(ke), from Old French ro(c)que, roche; compare Spanish, Provençal roca, Italian rocca, Medieval Latin rocha, rocca (becoming late Old English -rocc in stānrocc “stone-rock, obelisk”); cf. roche alum

OTHER WORDS FROM rock

rock·less, adjectiverock·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rock

boulder, cobblestone, granule, pebble, rock , stone

Other definitions for rock (2 of 4)

Origin of rock

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First recorded in 1100–50; Middle English rokken, rocken, rocke(n) “to rock (a cradle),”Old English roccian; cognate with Middle Dutch rocken “to stir, make move,” German rücken “to move, shift,” Old Norse rykkja “to jerk, pull”

synonym study for rock

1. See swing1.

OTHER WORDS FROM rock

rock·a·ble, adjectiverock·ing·ly, adverbun·rocked, adjective

Other definitions for rock (3 of 4)

rock3
[ rok ]
/ rɒk /

noun

Origin of rock

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First recorded in 1690–1700; short for rockfish

Other definitions for rock (4 of 4)

Rock
[ rok ]
/ rɒk /

noun
a male given name.
Also Rock·y [rok-ee] /ˈrɒk i/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for rock (1 of 3)

rock1
/ (rɒk) /

noun

Word Origin for rock

C14: from Old French roche, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for rock (2 of 3)

rock2
/ (rɒk) /

verb
noun
See also rock up

Word Origin for rock

Old English roccian; related to Middle Dutch, Old High German rocken, German rücken

British Dictionary definitions for rock (3 of 3)

Rock
/ (rɒk) /

noun the Rock
an informal name for Gibraltar
a Canadian informal name for Newfoundland
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Medical definitions for rock

Rock
[ rŏk ]
John 1890-1984

American gynecologist and obstetrician who helped develop the first effective oral contraceptive in 1954.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for rock

rock
[ rŏk ]

A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
A piece of such material; a stone.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rock

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