verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of rocket1
Related formsrock·et·like, adjective
Definition for rocket (2 of 3)
Origin of rocket2
Definition for rocket (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for rocket
The questions going through my mind are: How on earth are there Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers in the heart of Paris?Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
These people that work for the BOP are not rocket scientists.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her brothers formed a group to rescue people after a rocket attack.
It is adopting technology—in rocket propulsion, composite construction, and aerodynamic refinements—already in use elsewhere.
That would require the rocket to run for 55 to 60 seconds without a glitch.
It wouldn't do much good if the Arizona rocket got here, to fight the war.Bear Trap|Alan Edward Nourse
With a rocket vehicle you pick your destination, make your calculations, and off you go.Circus|Alan Edward Nourse
Alongside this one special gleam a red glow suddenly appeared—not a rocket this time, but a flare, undoubtedly.The Glory of The Coming|Irvin S. Cobb
Your moral sense works by steam—it sends you up like a rocket.The Golden Bowl|Henry James
It was rocket talk, and it meant the moment when all the fuel in a rocket burned out.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for rocket (1 of 3)
- any vehicle propelled by a rocket engine, esp one used to carry a warhead, spacecraft, etc
- (as modifier)rocket propulsion; rocket launcher