rock: Meaning and Definition of
- a large mass of stone forming a hill, cliff, promontory, or the like.
- igneous rock.
- 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.
- stone in the mass: buildings that stand upon rock.
- a stone of any size.
- something resembling or suggesting a rock.
- a firm foundation or support: The Lord is my rock.
- a kind of hard candy, variously flavored.
- a piece of money.
- a dollar bill.
- a diamond.
- any gem.
- crack (def. 41).
- a pellet or lump of crack.
- between undesirable alternatives.
- Their marriage is on the rocks.
- Informal.in or into a state of disaster or ruin:Their marriage is on the rocks.
- Informal.without funds; destitute; bankrupt.
- (of a beverage, esp. liquor or a cocktail) with, or containing, ice cubes:Scotch on the rocks; a vodka martini on the rocks.
- . to have an orgasm.
- to move or sway to and fro or from side to side.
- to be moved or swayed powerfully with excitement, emotion, etc.
- (of sand or gravel) to be washed in a cradle.
- to dance to or play rock music.
- (of popular music) to have the driving beat characteristic of rock.
- to move or sway to and fro or from side to side, esp. gently and soothingly.
- to lull in security, hope, etc.
- to affect deeply; stun; move or sway powerfully, as with emotion: Everyone in the courtroom was rocked by the verdict.
- to shake or disturb violently: A thunderous explosion rocked the waterfront.
- to roughen the surface of (a copperplate) with a rocker preparatory to scraping a mezzotint.
- cradle (def. 23).
- to disrupt the smooth functioning or routine of something: Don't rock the boat by demanding special treatment from management.
- a rocking movement: the gentle rock of the boat.
- rock-'n'-roll (def. 1).
- rock-'n'-roll (def. 3).
- a male given name.
- rock (Thesaurus)