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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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