- 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
Houses can be built out of bricks, but Earth is made of rocks.
Domokos’ mathematics had predicted that rock shards should average out to cubes.
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
During the first weekend of filming with Greg, I heard of Cody Wilson and I was emotionally rocked.
As the parliamentarians explained what they had seen, explosions rocked the nearby town, accompanied by more plumes of smoke.U.S. Planes are Blowing the Hell out of ISIS at Kobani, But …|Jamie Dettmer|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The recent discovery of a 1,400-victim sex abuse ring in the UK has rocked the country.
Bright orange flames tore through airport buildings as explosions and gunfire rocked the airport compound.Pakistani Taliban Threatens More Attacks After Deadly Airport Siege|Sami Yousafzai|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Could the bleating of the sheep swing in sweeter to the music of the valley as she is rocked to sleep?The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
His childhood, except when he could be rocked and sung into sickly sleep, was one long piteous wail.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Well enough, replied the older woman, flipping a letter nervously between her fingers as she rocked to and fro.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
The poor soul may have understood his meaning, or she may not, as she rocked herself to and fro in the roadway.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner
At every breath of wind overhead branches rocked with a weird sound of bone creaking.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
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