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.
a space capsule or vehicle put into orbit by such devices.
to move or transport by means of a rocket.
to attack with rockets.
to move like a rocket.
(of game birds) to fly straight up rapidly when flushed.