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Noun: rocket  ró-kit
  1. A cylindrical device that can be self-propelled high into the air by combustion of its fuel
     
  2. Any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
    - projectile
     
  3. A jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
    - rocket engine
     
  4. Erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
    - roquette, garden rocket, rocket salad, arugula [N. Amer], Eruca sativa, Eruca vesicaria sativa, rugola [N. Amer], rucola [N. Amer]
     
  5. A projectile firework that sends a bright light high into the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
    - skyrocket
     
  6. Sends a firework display high into the sky
    - skyrocket
Verb: rocket  ró-kit
  1. Shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
    "prices rocketed";
    - skyrocket
     
  2. Propel with a rocket
     
  3. [informal] Move or travel very quickly
    - rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, hurry, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], barrel [informal], pelt [informal], belt [informal], bucket [informal], wing [informal]
     
  4. Attack with missiles on rockets

Derived forms: rocketed, rockets, rocketing

Type of: arise, come up, firework, go, go up, herb, herbaceous plant, impel, jet engine, lift, locomote, move, move up, propel, pyrotechnic, rise, travel, uprise, vehicle, visual signal

Part of: Eruca, genus Eruca

Encyclopedia: Rocket, Charles