What is the meaning of Rock?


  • A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter.
    • usage: "he threw a rock at me"
  • 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"
  • United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984.
  • 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
  • Hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint.
  • 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."
  • Pitching dangerously to one side.


  • Move back and forth or sideways.
    • usage: "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
  • Cause to move back and forth.
    • usage: "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
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