[ noun ] (geology) a lump of hard consolidated mineral matter
"he threw a rock at me"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
Demons , fairies , angels , and a host of other spiritual_beings were as much a part of the experiential world of western man as were rocks and trees and stars .(Mr. America, 4:6...)
This is the kind of chest that invariably wins contests that steel edged `` carved out_of solid rock '' looks of the great champions .(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
I put a little scoop of pulverized phosphate rock or steamed bone_meal into each hole with the plant .(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
It may be distant views of a valley or the mountains or natural features such as a small lake , colorful rock formations , or unusual trees .
Notice should be taken_of unusual rock formations , deposits , or shapes of the earth 's crust in your region .
[ verb ] move back and forth in an unstable manner
"the ship was rocking" "the tall building swayed" "the tree shook in the wind"
Used in print(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
He rocked back in the chair , knee locked against stomach , his beady eyes fixed on Matson .
Killpath leaned forward again , rocked comfortably with his arms still wrapped around one knee .
[ noun ] (geology) 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"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
Their secondary hero is another pro , Willie_Chisholm , who drank his lunch during another Open and tried to blast his way out of a rock strewn gully .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
Across the bay the Palisades were heavy in green timber ; their rock paths led down to the Hudson .(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
This was an enormously long building whose walls were made of rocks , some of them brought home from every continent during his six years as an oil_geologist .
[ verb ] rock or place in or as if in a cradle
"He cradled the infant in his arms"
Used in print(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
The room vibrated as if a giant hand had rocked it .(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)
When Juanita awoke , Kate was still rocking the dead child , still crooning in disbelief , `` No , no , oh , no ! ''
[ noun ] (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
[ noun ] (music,fine art) 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."
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1662