Definitions for rock

Definitions for (noun) rock

Main entry: rock, tilt, sway, careen

Definition: pitching dangerously to one side

Main entry: rock, rock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll

Definition: a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western

Usage: rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

Main entry: rock, rock candy

Definition: hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)

Main entry: rock, stone

Definition: a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

Usage: he threw a rock at me

Main entry: rock

Definition: (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable

Usage: he was her rock during the crisis; Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church--Gospel According to Matthew

Main entry: John Rock, Rock

Definition: United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)

Main entry: rock, stone

Definition: material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust

Usage: that mountain is solid rock; stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

Definitions for (verb) rock

Main entry: sway, rock, shake

Definition: move back and forth or sideways

Usage: the ship was rocking; the tall building swayed; She rocked back and forth on her feet

Main entry: rock, sway

Definition: cause to move back and forth

Usage: rock the cradle; rock the baby; the wind swayed the trees gently

Visual thesaurus for rock