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    rock - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rock

    Definition
    (noun) a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    Synonyms : stone
    Example Sentence
    • he threw a rock at me
    Definition
    (noun) material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    Synonyms : stone
    Example Sentence
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries
    Definition
    (noun) United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
    Synonyms : john rock
    Definition
    (noun) (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable
    Example Sentence
    • he was her rock during the crisis
    • Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church
    Definition
    (noun) hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
    Synonyms : rock candy
    Definition
    (noun) a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    Example Sentence
    • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.
    Definition
    (noun) pitching dangerously to one side
    Synonyms : careen , sway , tilt
    Definition
    (verb) move back and forth or sideways
    Synonyms : shake , sway
    Example Sentence
    • the ship was rocking
    • the tall building swayed
    • She rocked back and forth on her feet
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move back and forth
    Synonyms : sway
    Example Sentence
    • rock the cradle
    • rock the baby
    • the wind swayed the trees gently
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