Rocky



adjective, rockier, rockiest.
1.
full of or abounding in rocks.
2.
consisting of rock.
3.
rocklike:
wood with a rocky hardness.
4.
firm; steadfast:
rocky endurance.
5.
unfeeling; without sympathy or emotion:
my rocky heart.
adjective, rockier, rockiest.
1.
inclined or likely to rock; tottering; shaky; unsteady.
2.
difficult or uncertain; full of hazards or obstacles:
a business with a rocky future.
3.
physically unsteady or weak, as from sickness.
noun
1.
a male given name.
adjective rockier, rockiest
1.
consisting of or abounding in rocks: a rocky shore
2.
hard or unyielding: rocky determination
3.
hard like rock: rocky muscles
adjective rockier, rockiest
1.
weak, shaky, or unstable
2.
(informal) (of a person) dizzy; sickly; nauseated
noun
1.
(geology) any aggregate of minerals that makes up part of the earth’s crust. It may be unconsolidated, such as a sand, clay, or mud, or consolidated, such as granite, limestone, or coal See also igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic
2.
any hard mass of consolidated mineral matter, such as a boulder
3.
(mainly US & Canadian, Austral) a stone
4.
a person or thing suggesting a rock, esp in being dependable, unchanging, or providing firm foundation
5.
(Brit) a hard sweet, typically a long brightly-coloured peppermint-flavoured stick, sold esp in holiday resorts
6.
(slang) a jewel, esp a diamond
7.
short for rock salmon
8.
(pl) (slang) the testicles
9.
(slang) another name for crack (sense 29)
10.
between a rock and a hard place, having to choose between two equally unpleasant alternatives
11.
on the rocks

in a state of ruin or destitution
(of drinks, esp whisky) served with ice

verb
1.
to move or cause to move from side to side or backwards and forwards
2.
to reel or sway or cause (someone) to reel or sway, as with a violent shock or emotion
3.
(transitive) to shake or move (something) violently
4.
(intransitive) to dance in the rock-and-roll style
5.
(mining) to wash (ore) or (of ore) to be washed in a cradle
6.
(transitive) to roughen (a copper plate) with a rocker before engraving a mezzotint
7.
(transitive) (slang, mainly US) to impress by wearing (an item of clothing) or playing (a musical instrument): She can still rock a miniskirt, He rocks a guitar like nobody’s business
8.
(informal) rock the boat, to create a disturbance in the existing situation
noun
9.
a rocking motion
10.
short for rock and roll
11.
Also called rock music. any of various styles of pop music having a heavy beat, derived from rock and roll
noun the Rock
1.
an informal name for Gibraltar
2.
a Canadian informal name for Newfoundland

Rock (rŏk), John. 1890-1984.

American gynecologist and obstetrician who helped develop (1954) the first effective oral contraceptive.
rock
(rŏk)

A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.

A piece of such material; a stone.

rocky
rock

(Heb. tsur), employed as a symbol of God in the Old Testament (1 Sam. 2:2; 2 Sam. 22:3; Isa. 17:10; Ps. 28:1; 31:2,3; 89:26; 95:1); also in the New Testament (Matt. 16:18; Rom. 9:33; 1 Cor. 10:4). In Dan. 2:45 the Chaldaic form of the Hebrew word is translated “mountain.” It ought to be translated “rock,” as in Hab. 1:12 in the Revised Version. The “rock” from which the stone is cut there signifies the divine origin of Christ. (See STONE.)

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