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Rock meaning

rock - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable; " he was her rock during the crisis"; " Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"-- Gospel According to Matthew
  2. 2. United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill ( 1890- 1984)
  3. 3. move back and forth or sideways; " the ship was rocking"; " the tall building swayed"; " She rocked back and forth on her feet"
  4. 4. cause to move back and forth; " rock the cradle"; " rock the baby"; " the wind swayed the trees gently"
  5. 5. See Roc.
  6. 6. A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
  7. 7. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
  8. 8. That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
  9. 9. Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
  10. 10. The striped bass. See under Bass.
  11. 11. To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
  12. 12. To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
  13. 13. To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
  14. 14. To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking- chair.
  15. 15. Large mass of stone.
  16. 16. To move from side to side, or backward and forward.

rock - examples of usage

  1. These Rock The Casbah lyrics are performed by The Clash Get the music video and song lyrics here.
  2. She, seeing it fall, immediately followed it to the foot of the rock. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. That was interesting; so I sat down on a rock to watch. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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