(noun, verb)


1. a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

- he threw a rock at me

Similar word(s): stone

Definition categories: object

2. material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust

- that mountain is solid rock

Similar word(s): stone

Definition categories: substance, material, stuff

3. (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

Definition categories: person

4. hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)

Definition categories: food, candy, confect

5. 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.

Definition categories: communication

6. pitching dangerously to one side

Similar word(s): careen, sway, tilt

Definition categories: act, lurch, pitch, pitching

Sentences with rock as a noun:

- The face of the cliff is solid rock.

- The ship crashed on the rocks.

- Some fool has thrown a rock through my window.

- Pearl Rock near Cape Cod is so named because the morning sun makes it gleam like a pearl.

- Look at the size of that rock on her finger!

- I'll have a whisky on the rocks, please.

- While we're in Brighton, let's get a stick of rock!

- We ordered rock and chips to take away.


1. move back and forth or sideways

- the ship was rocking

- She rocked back and forth on her feet

Similar word(s): shake, sway

Definition categories: motion

2. cause to move back and forth

- rock the cradle

- rock the baby

Similar word(s): sway

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

Sentences with rock as a verb:

- Rock the baby to sleep.

- The empty swing rocked back and forth in the wind.

- Don't rock the boat.

- The boat rocked at anchor.

- The ores had been rocked and laid out for inspection.

- She rocked my world.

- Yarbrough & Peoples, "Don't Stop the Music": I just wanna rock you, all night long.

- Andy Kim, "Rock Me Gently": Rock me gently, rock me slowly, take it easy, don't you know, 'cause I have never been loved like this before.

- Let’s rock!

- Chocolate rocks.

- Let's rock this joint!

- I need to rock a piss.