Rocket



noun
1.
any of various simple or complex tubelike devices containing combustibles that on being ignited liberate gases whose action propels the tube through the air: used for pyrotechnic effect, signaling, carrying a lifeline, hurling explosives at an enemy, putting a space vehicle into orbit, etc.
2.
a space capsule or vehicle put into orbit by such devices.
3.
rocket engine.
verb (used with object)
4.
to move or transport by means of a rocket.
5.
to attack with rockets.
verb (used without object)
6.
to move like a rocket.
7.
(of game birds) to fly straight up rapidly when flushed.
noun
1.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family, and related genera.
Compare dame’s rocket.
2.
Also called rocket salad, roquette. the arugula plant, used in salads.
3.
a noxious weed, Barbarea vulgaris, of the U.S., having lobed leaves and clusters of small, yellow flowers.
noun
1.
Maurice [maw-rees;; French moh-rees] /mɔˈris;; French moʊˈris/ (Show IPA), (“Rocket”) 1921–2000, Canadian hockey player.
noun
1.
a self-propelling device, esp a cylinder containing a mixture of solid explosives, used as a firework, distress signal, line carrier, etc
2.

any vehicle propelled by a rocket engine, esp one used to carry a warhead, spacecraft, etc
(as modifier): rocket propulsion, rocket launcher

3.
(Brit & NZ, informal) a severe reprimand (esp in the phrase get a rocket)
verb -ets, -eting, -eted
4.
(transitive) to propel (a missile, spacecraft, etc) by means of a rocket
5.
(intransitive; foll by off, away, etc) to move off at high speed
6.
(intransitive) to rise rapidly: he rocketed to the top
noun
1.
Also called arugula. a Mediterranean plant, Eruca sativa, having yellowish-white flowers and leaves used as a salad: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2.
any of several plants of the related genus Sisymbrium, esp S. irio (London rocket), which grow on waste ground and have pale yellow flowers
3.
yellow rocket, any of several yellow-flowered plants of the related genus Barbarea, esp B. vulgaris
4.
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
5.
dame’s rocket, another name for dame’s violet
noun
1.
Sir Cliff, real name Harry Rodger Webb. born 1940, British pop singer. Film musicals include The Young Ones (1961) and Summer Holiday (1962)
2.
Maurice, known as Rocket. (1921–2000); Canadian ice hockey player
rocket
(rŏk’ĭt)
A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
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