Associations to the word «Rock»
ROCK, noun. (uncountable) The naturally occurring aggregate of solid mineral matter that constitutes a significant part of the earth's crust.
ROCK, noun. A mass of stone projecting out of the ground or water.
ROCK, noun. (UK) A boulder or large stone; or (US) (Canada) a smaller stone; a pebble.
ROCK, noun. A large hill or island having no vegetation.
ROCK, noun. (figuratively) Something that is strong, stable, and dependable; a person who provides security or support to another.
ROCK, noun. (geology) Any natural material with a distinctive composition of minerals.
ROCK, noun. (slang) A precious stone or gem, especially a diamond.
ROCK, noun. A lump or cube of ice.
ROCK, noun. (British) (uncountable) A type of confectionery made from sugar in the shape of a stick, traditionally having some text running through its length.
ROCK, noun. (US) (slang) A crystallized lump of crack cocaine.
ROCK, noun. (US) (slang) An unintelligent person, especially one who repeats mistakes.
ROCK, noun. (South Africa) (slang) (derogatory) An Afrikaner.
ROCK, noun. (US poker slang) An extremely conservative player who is willing to play only the very strongest hands.
ROCK, noun. (basketball) (informal) A basketball (ball).
ROCK, noun. A fish, the striped bass.
ROCK, noun. A fish, the huss or rock salmon.
ROCK, verb. (transitive and intransitive) To move gently back and forth.
ROCK, verb. (transitive) To cause to shake or sway violently.
ROCK, verb. (intransitive) To sway or tilt violently back and forth.
ROCK, verb. (transitive and intransitive) (of ore etc.) To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker.
ROCK, verb. (transitive) To disturb the emotional equilibrium of; to distress; to greatly impact (most often positively).
ROCK, verb. (intransitive) To do well or to be operating at high efficiency.
ROCK, verb. (euphemistic) to make love to or have sex with someone.
ROCK, noun. An act of rocking; a rocking motion; a sway.
ROCK, noun. A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals.
ROCK, verb. (intransitive) To play, perform, or enjoy rock music, especially with a lot of skill or energy.
ROCK, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To be very favourable or skilful; to excel.
ROCK, verb. (transitive) to thrill or excite, especially with rock music
ROCK, verb. (transitive) to do something with excitement yet skillfully
ROCK, verb. (transitive) To wear (a piece of clothing, outfit etc.) successfully or with style; to carry off (a particular look, style).
ROCK, noun. (countable) distaff
ROCK, noun. (uncountable) The flax or wool on a distaff.
ROCK, noun. Archaic form of roc (mythical bird)
ROCK, proper noun. A topographic surname for someone living near a rock or an oak ( atter + oke ).
ROCK, proper noun. A male given name transferred from the surname.
ROCK, proper noun. (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of Gibraltar.
ROCK, proper noun. (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the prison on Alcatraz Island, USA.
ROCK, proper noun. (Canada) (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
ROCK 'N ROLL, noun. Alternative spelling of rock and roll
ROCK 'N' ROLL, noun. Alternative spelling of rock and roll
ROCK & ROLL, noun. Alternative form of rock and roll
ROCK ALONG, verb. (informal) To progress in a smooth fashion.
ROCK ALUM, noun. Alternative form of roche alum
ROCK AND ROLL, noun. A genre of popular music that evolved in the 1950s from a combination of rhythm and blues and country music, characterized by electric guitars, strong rhythms, and youth-oriented lyrics.
ROCK AND ROLL, noun. A style of vigorous dancing associated with this genre of music.
ROCK AND ROLL, noun. An intangible feeling, philosophy, belief or allegiance relating to rock music (generally from the 1970s–1980s), and heavy metal bearing certain elements of this music, pertaining to unbridled enthusiasm, cynical regard for certain Christian and authoritarian bodies, and attitudes befitting some degree of youthful debauchery. This meaning is sometimes used as an exclamation, in describing traits of certain people, and so on.
ROCK AND ROLL, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) dole.
ROCK AND ROLL, noun. (military) (slang) (US) The full automatic fire capability selection on a selective fire weapon.
ROCK AND ROLL, verb. (slang) (euphemistic) (1920s) (AAVE) To have sex.
ROCK AND ROLL, verb. To play rock and roll music.
ROCK AND ROLL, verb. To start, commence, begin, get moving.
ROCK AND ROLLED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of rock and roll
ROCK AND ROLLING, verb. Present participle of rock and roll
ROCK AND ROLLS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rock and roll
ROCK AND RYE, noun. (US) rye whiskey sweetened with rock candy, formerly used medicinally
ROCK BAND, noun. (music) A group of musicians who play rock music.
ROCK BANDS, noun. Plural of rock band
ROCK BARNACLE, noun. Semibalanus balanoides, an acorn barnacle common on rocks and other substrates in the intertidal zone of northwestern Europe and both coasts of North America.
ROCK BASS, noun. Any fish of the genus Ambloplites, especially of the species Ambloplites rupestris and Ambloplites constellatus.
ROCK BASSES, noun. Plural of rock bass
ROCK BOTTOM, noun. (idiomatic) The very lowest possible level.
ROCK BUN, noun. Alternative spelling of rockbun
ROCK BUNS, noun. Plural of rock bun
ROCK BUTTER, noun. Native alum mixed with clay and iron oxide, usually in soft masses of a yellowish-white colour, occurring in cavities and fissures in argillaceous slate.
ROCK CAKE, noun. A kind of small British fruitcake with a rough surface resembling a rock.
ROCK CAKES, noun. Plural of rock cake
ROCK CANDY, noun. (US) a confectionery made by crystallizing sugar around a string
ROCK CLIMBER, noun. A person who takes part in rock climbing
ROCK CLIMBING, noun. The sport of scaling rock faces, either with or without ropes and other equipment.
ROCK COCAINE, noun. The off-white, crystal-like form of crack cocaine.
ROCK CORK, noun. A variety of asbestos whose fibres are loosely interlaced, giving it a cork-like texture.
ROCK CRAB, noun. Hemigrapsus sexdentatus, a large-eyed marine crab found off the coast of New Zealand
ROCK CRAB, noun. Cancer irroratus, a crab with large marginal teeth found along the Atlantic coast of North America
ROCK CRABS, noun. Plural of rock crab
ROCK CRYSTAL, noun. Clear, colourless form of the silica-based mineral quartz, often called "pure quartz" or "clear quartz".
RÖCK DÖTS, noun. (informal) (humorous) Heavy metal umlaut(s).
ROCK DOTS, noun. Alternative form of röck döts
ROCK DOVE, noun. A term used for the pigeon species, Columba livia. Over the years both the terms "rock dove" and "rock pigeon" have been used interchangeably for this species. (See the note on the nomenclature of this species: )
ROCK DOVES, noun. Plural of rock dove
ROCK FACE, noun. An exposed, roughly vertical expanse of rock
ROCK FACES, noun. Plural of rock face
ROCK FLOUR, noun. Fine-grained, silt-sized particles of rock generated by mechanical grinding of bedrock by glacial erosion or artificially.
ROCK GARDEN, noun. Rockery
ROCK GARDENS, noun. Plural of rock garden
ROCK GROUP, noun. A group of musicians who regularly perform rock music together.
ROCK GROUPS, noun. Plural of rock group
ROCK HARD, adjective. As tough, hard, or inflexible as a piece of rock.
ROCK HARD, adjective. (bodybuilding) With muscles developed and toned to a high degree, especially the muscles of the abdomen.
ROCK HARD, adjective. (figuratively) Having a very fully erect and stiff penis
ROCK HARD, adjective. (figuratively) With strongly held beliefs and opinions, deep conviction.
ROCK HOUND, noun. (idiomatic) A person who collects rocks and minerals from the natural environment as a hobby.
ROCK HYRAX, noun. A guinea pig-like, but larger, animal (Procavia capensis), native to much of Africa and the Arabian peninsula.
ROCK JOCK, noun. (slang) A disc jockey who plays rock music.
ROCK JOCK, noun. (slang) A rock climber.
ROCK JOCKS, noun. Plural of rock jock
ROCK LOBSTER, noun. A crustacean of the family Palinuridae.
ROCK MAPLE, noun. The sugar maple, Acer saccharum.
ROCK MECHANICS, noun. The science that studies the mechanical behaviour of rock.
ROCK MOSS, noun. A kind of lichen, the cudbear.
ROCK MUSIC, noun. (music) Any of various genres of popular music employing electrical amplification, especially those ultimately derived from rock and roll.
ROCK N ROLL, noun. Alternative spelling of rock and roll
ROCK OIL, noun. (dated) naphtha
ROCK ON, interjection. An expression of celebration.
ROCK ON, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To party to rock music.
ROCK OUT, verb. (intransitive) To party to rock music.
ROCK OUT WITH ONE'S COCK OUT, verb. (slang) (idiomatic) To enjoy oneself immensely, to party
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, noun. (games) A popular children's game using three hand signs representing rock, paper and scissors, frequently used as a tiebreaker.
ROCK PIGEON, noun. A species of pigeon, Columba livia. Over the years both the terms "rock dove" and "rock pigeon" have been used interchangeably for this species. (See the note on the nomenclature of this species: )
ROCK PIGEON, noun. (Australia) The bronzewing pigeons, or bronzewings of Australia.
ROCK PIGEONS, noun. Plural of rock pigeon
ROCK PIPIT, noun. A stocky bird, Anthus petrosus, somewhat smaller than a starling, that breeds on rocky beaches and winters on coastal salt marshes.
ROCK PIPITS, noun. Plural of rock pipit
ROCK RECORD, noun. (geology) The collective record of the development of the Earth that is reflected in the preserved rocks, especially sedimentary rocks, from throughout geological history.
ROCK RUBY, noun. A fine reddish variety of garnet.
ROCK SALMON, noun. (British) A marketing name for the flesh of any of several species of small sharks.
ROCK SALT, noun. (mineralogy) The mineral halite
ROCK SALT, noun. Coarsely ground common salt
ROCK SEQUENCE, noun. A suite of rocks containing a variety of separate strata, with an overall lithology that can be used to interpret the paleoenvironment of deposition over a certain period.
ROCK SEQUENCES, noun. Plural of rock sequence
ROCK SHANDY, noun. (uncountable) In Ireland, a soft drink whose constituents vary regionally, typically made by mixing orange soda and red lemonade
ROCK SHANDY, noun. (countable) A glass of this drink.
ROCK SHELTER, noun. (archaeology) A shallow cave-like opening at the base of a bluff or cliff, frequent location of prehistoric archeological site.
ROCK SLAM, noun. (Scientology) An erratic slashing motion of an E-meter's needle, supposed to indicate evil intentions in the subject.
ROCK SLAMS, noun. Plural of rock slam
ROCK SNOT, noun. (slang) Colloquial name for the algae-like organism, Didymosphenia geminata.
ROCK SOAP, noun. A kind of clay with a smooth, greasy feel.
ROCK SOLID, adjective. Physically very solid; very difficult to move
ROCK SOLID, adjective. (simile) Very dependable
ROCK SOMEONE'S SOCKS, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To appeal to somebody very much.
ROCK SOMEONE'S SOCKS OFF, verb. Alternative form of rock someone's socks
ROCK SPIDER, noun. (West Australian) (slang) (prison slang) A pedophile or child molester.
ROCK SPIDER, noun. (South Africa) A Boer or Afrikaner.
ROCK SPIDERS, noun. Plural of rock spider
ROCK STAR, noun. Alternative spelling of rockstar
ROCK STARS, noun. Plural of rock star
ROCK STEADY, noun. (music) Alternative spelling of rocksteady
ROCK SUGAR, noun. White sugar that has been crystallized into chunks
ROCK THE BOAT, verb. (idiomatic) To disturb the status quo or go against rules or conventions, as in an effort to get attention.
ROCK THE HOUSE, verb. (idiomatic) To jam at a concert, get down.
ROCK TRIPE, noun. An edible lichen of the genus Umbilicaria that grows on rocks.
ROCK TRIPES, noun. Plural of rock tripe
ROCK UP, verb. (rock climbing) To work one's way vertically up a chimney or cleft using a rocking movement.
ROCK UP, verb. To turn up to a place or function unexpectedly, or without notice or prior warning.
ROCK VARNISH, noun. A dark coating on rock surfaces exposed to the atmosphere which grows at only a few micrometers per thousand years; found especially in arid deserts
ROCK, noun. A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me".
ROCK, noun. Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries".
ROCK, noun. United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984).
ROCK, noun. (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.
ROCK, noun. Hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint).
ROCK, noun. A genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.".
ROCK, noun. Pitching dangerously to one side.
ROCK, verb. Move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet".
ROCK, verb. Cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently".
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