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Noun: rock  rók
  1. A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    "he threw a rock at me";
    - stone
     
  2. Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    "that mountain is solid rock";
    - stone
     
  3. (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"
     
  4. [Brit] Hard bright-coloured stick candy (typically flavoured with peppermint)
    - rock candy [N. Amer]
     
  5. 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.";
    - rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock music, R'n'R [non-standard]
     
  6. Pitching dangerously to one side
    - careen, sway, tilt
Verb: rock  rók
  1. Move back and forth or sideways
    "the ship was rocking"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet";
    - sway, shake
     
  2. Cause to move back and forth
    "rock the cradle";
    - sway
     
  3. Disturb the normal state; shock or distress
    "Confidence is rocked by news of 158 textile job cuts"
     
  4. Dance to or play rock music
Noun: Rock  rók
  1. United States gynaecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
    - John Rock

Sounds like: roam, ro

Derived forms: rocked, rocking, rocks

Type of: candy, confect, displace, good person, gynaecologist [Brit, Cdn], gynecologist [N. Amer], lolly [Austral, NZ], lurch, material, move, move back and forth, natural object, pitch, pitching, popular music, popular music genre, stuff, sweet [Brit], sweetie [Brit, informal], woman's doctor

Encyclopedia: Rock, WI