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rock

 
Noun rock has 7 senses
  1. rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
    --1 is a kind of natural object
    --1 has particulars:
     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
  2. rock, stone - 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"
    --2 is a kind of material, stuff
    --2 has substances: mineral
    --2 has particulars:
     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
  3. Rock, John Rock - United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
    --3 is a kind of gynecologist, gynaecologist, woman's doctor
  4. rock - (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
    --4 is a kind of
    good person
  5. rock candy, rock - hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored
    --5 is a kind of candy
  6. rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock, rock music - 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."
    --6 is a kind of popular music, popular music genre
    --6 has parts: backbeat
    --6 has particulars:
     heavy metal; progressive rock, art rock; psychedelic rock, acid rock; punk rock, punk
  7. rock, careen, sway, tilt - pitching dangerously to one side
    --7 is a kind of lurch, pitch, pitching
    Derived forms: verb rock2, verb rock1
Verb rock has 2 senses
  1. rock, sway, shake - move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
    --1 is one way to move back and forth
    Derived forms: noun rocker4, noun rock7
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. rock, sway - cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
    --2 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun rocker1, noun rock7, noun rocker7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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