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  Definition of rocket
  1. a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
  2. any vehicle propelled by a rocket engine
  3. sends a firework display high into the sky
  4. propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
  5. erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
  6. propel with a rocket
  7. shoot up abruptly, like a rocket; "prices skyrocketed"
Similar Words: rocket engine, skyrocket, roquette, garden rocket, rocket salad, arugula, Eruca sativa, Eruca vesicaria sativa

 

Hyponyms: booster, booster rocket, booster unit, multistage rocket, takeoff booster, takeoff rocket, nuclear rocket, retrorocket, space rocket, thruster, missile, test rocket, research rocket, test instrument vehicle

 

Member Meronyms: Eruca, genus Eruca

 

Derivational Morphology: skyrocket, rocketry

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 火箭   Dutch: raket  
Finnish: raketti   French: fusée  
German: Rakete   Hebrew: טיל  
Italian: razzo   Japanese: ロケット  
Korean: 로켓트   Maltese: rokit  
Portuguese: foguete   Romanian: racheta  
Russian: ракета   Spanish: cohete  
Swedish: raket  
 
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