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  Definition of Rock
  1. pitching dangerously to one side
  2. 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."
  3. hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored
  4. a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
  5. (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
  6. United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
  7. material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth''s crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
  8. move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
  9. cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
Similar Words: careen, sway, tilt, rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock music, rock candy, stone, Rock, John Rock, shake


Hyponyms: heavy metal, progressive rock, art rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, punk rock, punk, achondrite, bedrock, boulder, bowlder, calculus, concretion, chondrite, clastic rock, crystal, crystallization, intrusion, outcrop, outcropping, rock outcrop, pebble, petrifaction, sill, stepping stone, tor, wall rock, whinstone, whin, xenolith, quartzite, road metal, sedimentary rock, sial, sima, metamorphic rock, gravel, crushed rock, caliche, shingling, pumice, pumice stone, aphanite, claystone, dolomite, emery stone, emery rock, pudding stone, conglomerate, fieldstone, greisen, tufa, calc-tufa, magma, igneous rock, limestone, marble, roll, nutate, swag, totter


Grouped Verbs: sway, shake


Derivational Morphology: careen, wobble, shift, tilt, cant, cant over, slant, pitch, lean, tip, angle, sway, swing, shake, stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, stone, lapidate, wag, waggle, rocking chair, rocker


Anagrams: cork, Cork


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: rots and waggel and wieg   Catalan: quer and roc and rock  
Chinese: 石頭   Croatian: rok and stijena  
Dutch: klif and rock and rots and schommelen and steen and wiegen   Finnish: kallio and keikkua and keinuttaa and kivi and rokki  
French: remuer and roche and rocher and rock   German: Fels and Felsbrocken and Rock and schaukeln and schwanken  
Greek: πέτρα and ροκ   Hungarian: szikla  
Interlingua: rock   Italian: cullare and roccia and rock  
Japanese: ロック and   Korean: and 바위  
Maltese: ġebla   Norwegian: gynge and kampestein and klippe and stein  
Polish: skała   Portuguese: balançar and embalar and rocha and rock  
Romanian: stană   Russian: (горный and камень and качать and качаться and рок and скала  
Serbian: drmati and ljuljati and stena   Slovak: skala  
Slovene: rock and skala and zibati   Spanish: peña and piedra and roca and rock  
Swedish: berg and gunga and klippa and klippblock and kränga and rock   Vietnamese: đá  
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