- 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.
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Idioms for rock
Origin of rock1
OTHER WORDS FROM rockrock·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
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
Domokos’ mathematics had predicted that rock shards should average out to cubes.
Houses can be built out of bricks, but Earth is made of rocks.
People started sending art rocks to a Texas park during the pandemic.
When dark pollutant particles fall on rocks or dirt, they don’t cause much trouble.Surprising long-haul dust and tar are melting high glaciers|Sid Perkins|November 17, 2020|Science News For Students
The shape of mountains might evolve as time wears them down and rocks below push them up.
That action ignited protests that rocked Wisconsin and spurred a recall—only the second recall of a governor in U.S. history.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions|Carl Deal and Tia Lessin|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The recent discovery of a 1,400-victim sex abuse ring in the UK has rocked the country.
“Snowden rocked the U.S. back on its heels on anything and everything cyber-related,” he said.
It changed the creative topography of the show and it rocked our world and it rocked the viewers.‘The Good Wife’s Christine Baranski on Life After Will Gardner’s Death|Jason Lynch|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The raid on the FBI office was the first major exposure that rocked the intelligence community in the 1970s.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden|Eli Lake|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly from far away, there came a dull explosion which rocked the pavement.Signal in the Dark|Mildred A. Wirt
The hansom shaved the corner, hung a moment on one wheel and rocked up the street.Max Fargus|Owen Johnson
He did not look up, and still he rocked himself gently, leaning on his sword.In The Palace Of The King|F. Marion Crawford
Resting the beam on the coping of the wall, at a word, they plunged it forward against the manta, which rocked under the blow.The Fair God|Lew Wallace
There he turned on his back, squirmed and rocked on the crocuses, and tugged at the unaccustomed collar.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for rock (1 of 3)
Word Origin for rock
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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