Definitions of rock

  1. pitching dangerously to one side
  2. rock or place in or as if in a cradle; " He cradled the infant in his arms"
  3. 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."
  4. hard stick bright- colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored
  5. a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; " he threw a rock at me"
  6. 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"
  7. move back and forth in an unstable manner; " the ship was rocking"; " the tall building swayed"; " the tree shook in the wind"
  8. cause to move back and forth; " rock the cradle"; " the wind swayed the trees gently"
  9. ( 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
  10. United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill ( 1890- 1984)
  11. move back and forth or sideways; " the ship was rocking"; " the tall building swayed"; " She rocked back and forth on her feet"
  12. cause to move back and forth; " rock the cradle"; " rock the baby"; " the wind swayed the trees gently"
  13. See Roc.
  14. A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
  15. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
  16. Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds.
  17. That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
  18. Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
  19. The striped bass. See under Bass.
  20. 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.
  21. To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
  22. To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
  23. To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking- chair.
  24. A roc.
  25. A large mass of stone or of stony matter; any mineral matter; a bed or mass of one mineral; the striped bass; a movement backward and forward.
  26. To cause to move backward and forward; lull to sleep; cause to sway or reel.
  27. To move backward and forward; to sway or reel.
  28. Rocker.
  29. A large mass of stone: ( geol.) a natural deposit of sand, earth, or clay: that which has the firmness of a rock: ( B.) defence.
  30. To move backward and forward: to lull to sleep.
  31. To be moved backward and forward: to totter.
  32. Large mass of stone.
  33. To move from side to side, or backward and forward.
  34. To move backward and forward, as on a swinging base; sway; reel.
  35. Any large mass of stone.
  36. A large mass of stony matter, bedded in the earth or resting on it; any mineral deposit; a firm or immovable foundation; strong defence.
  37. A distaff used in spinning.
  38. To move backward and forward; to lull to quiet.
  39. To move backwards and forwards; to reel.
  40. A large mass of stone bedded in the earth's crust, or resting on its surface; figuratively, defence; protection; immovability; a hard stalk of sweetmeat.
  41. Hard like rock; resembling or composed of rocks.
  42. The staff or frame about which flax or wool is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
  43. To move backward and forward, as in a cradle, a chair, & c.; to lull; to quiet; to be moved backward and forward.

Antonyms for rock

mushy, soft, squooshy, squashy, flabby, squishy, pulpy, spongy, rough.

Quotes of rock

  1. I don't think anyone has exhausted the range of sound possible in a conventional rock band, but people do become slaves to their own easiest techniques. – Steve Albini
  2. I came into this whole business by going to see Rock Against Racism gigs with the Clash. – Billy Bragg
  3. I think that episode in the third season was great. I'm really glad that we did that. He got to sleep with Sydney and kill Evil Francie and go on a mission and pretend he's a rock star. – Bradley Cooper
  4. Every performer who ever performed in rock and roll or even close to it is lying if they tell you that they weren't influenced in some way or another by Elvis Presley. He turned the world around. – Mac Davis
  5. When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through a car window and egging a house on halloween. – Gavin DeGraw
  6. We didn't go for music that sounded like blues, or jazz, or rock or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones. We didn't want to be like any of the other bands. – Michael Giles
  7. I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. – Etta James
  8. My mom is definitely my rock – Alicia Keys
  9. Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me. – Courtney Love
  10. But, you know, all good rock is easy. – Courtney Love
  11. You can't force something like that. But we have encouraged our audience, because we avoid the confrontation of regular rock concerts: us up here, you down there. Instead, we're looking for interaction. – Page McConnell
  12. The reason kids like rock 'n roll is their parents don't. – Mitch Miller
  13. With a rock band, you play the same things over and over and over. – Ikue Mori
  14. Of course, when I started my career, like anyone else who was 16 at the time, we were besotted by the rock -n -roll scene from America, and all I was interested in was having a career of my own. – Cliff Richard
  15. Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred -and -first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. – Jacob August Riis

Usage examples for rock

  1. The rock behind it had given way. – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. There was very little rock over him, but he was quite dead. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  3. Their home was the safe rock cave in the side of the hill. – The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone by Margaret A. McIntyre
  4. From an Illinois Experiment Station report, the following is quoted: The stock used was Barred Plymouth Rock pullets. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  5. Presently, however, one black head appeared for an instant above the rock and gazed in the direction of the thoughtful creature by the sea. – Bill the Minder by W. Heath Robinson
  6. He was sitting on a rock not far away. – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  7. " How clever you are," she said, " I wish you were my brother, really and truly, Rock – A Sweet Little Maid by Amy E. Blanchard
  8. " Why," she exclaimed, " you must not stay on this rock – Legends of Wailuku by Charlotte Hapai
  9. I bent my knees, and, leaving my hold of the rock sprang forward- out, over the sea. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  10. Is that the name of the rock – A Little Country Girl by Susan Coolidge
  11. Not come down from the rock – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  12. She goes behind a rock to watch under cover. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  13. Oxford clay, and Kelloway rock – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  14. The tide will be over the rock in half an hour! – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  15. The stones run down the middle and I pulled you against the rock – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  16. The whole of the rock face is a study. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  17. But first she went to the rock and knocked at it with the stick which was standing there, as the Bull had told her to do. – The Red Fairy Book by Various
  18. " Look at the Big Rock said Helen. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  19. At first I hoped that you would get back on the rock but when I saw you try and do it and fail I thought that you were lost. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  20. Like a little rock – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau

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