rocket2 (def 2).
any of various plants belonging to the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family, and related genera.
Compare dame’s rocket.
Also called rocket salad, roquette. the arugula plant, used in salads.
a noxious weed, Barbarea vulgaris, of the U.S., having lobed leaves and clusters of small, yellow flowers.
a self-propelling device, esp a cylinder containing a mixture of solid explosives, used as a firework, distress signal, line carrier, etc
any vehicle propelled by a rocket engine, esp one used to carry a warhead, spacecraft, etc
(as modifier): rocket propulsion, rocket launcher
(Brit & NZ, informal) a severe reprimand (esp in the phrase get a rocket)
verb -ets, -eting, -eted
(transitive) to propel (a missile, spacecraft, etc) by means of a rocket
(intransitive; foll by off, away, etc) to move off at high speed
(intransitive) to rise rapidly: he rocketed to the top
Also called arugula. a Mediterranean plant, Eruca sativa, having yellowish-white flowers and leaves used as a salad: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
any of several plants of the related genus Sisymbrium, esp S. irio (London rocket), which grow on waste ground and have pale yellow flowers
yellow rocket, any of several yellow-flowered plants of the related genus Barbarea, esp B. vulgaris
sea rocket, any of several plants of the related genus Cakile, esp C. maritima, which grow along the seashores of Europe and North America and have mauve, pink, or white flowers
dame’s rocket, another name for dame’s violet
A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
noun 1. rocketry. 2. something requiring great intelligence, especially mathematical ability. rocket science noun 1. (informal) an activity requiring considerable intelligence and ability (esp in the phrase not exactly rocket science)
noun 1. a specialist in rocketry. 2. an exemplar of keen intelligence, especially mathematical ability. rocket scientist
noun 1. a rocket-propelled aircraft or spacecraft.
noun 1. a sled propelled along a long track by rocket engines, for testing the effects of high rates of acceleration and deceleration.