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Meaning of rocket

rock•et

Pronunciation: (rok'it), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various simple or complex tubelike devices containing combustibles that on being ignited liberate gases whose action propels the tube through the air: used for pyrotechnic effect, signaling, carrying a lifeline, hurling explosives at an enemy, putting a space vehicle into orbit, etc.
  2. a space capsule or vehicle put into orbit by such devices.
  3. See
—v.t.
  1. to move or transport by means of a rocket.
  2. to attack with rockets.
—v.i.
  1. to move like a rocket.
  2. (of game birds) to fly straight up rapidly when flushed.

rock•et

Pronunciation: (rok'it), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family, and related genera. Cf.
  2. Also calledarugula.
  3. a noxious weed, Barbarea vulgaris, of the U.S., having lobed leaves and clusters of small, yellow flowers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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