a rocket firework that ascends into the air and explodes at a height, usually in a brilliant array of sparks of one or more colors.
Also called scarlet gilia. a plant, Ipomopsis aggregata, of the phlox family, native to western North America, having finely divided leaves and clusters of red, trumpet-shaped flowers.
an organized group cheer, usually led by a cheerleader, as at a football or basketball game, which begins with a hissing or whistling and ends with a shout.
verb (used without object)
to rise or increase rapidly or suddenly, especially to unexpected or unprecedented levels:
Prices skyrocketed during the war.
verb (used with object)
to cause to rise or increase rapidly and usually suddenly:
Economic changes have skyrocketed prices.
to thrust with sudden dramatic advancement; catapult:
Talent has skyrocketed him to fame.
another word for rocket1 (sense 1)
(intransitive) (informal) to rise rapidly, as in price
noun 1. a Greek island in the W Aegean: the largest island of the Northern Sporades. 81 sq. mi. (210 sq. km). noun 1. a Greek island in the Aegean, the largest island in the N Sporades. Pop: 2602 (2001). Area: 199 sq km (77 sq miles) Modern Greek name Skíros
noun, Nautical. 1. (in a square-rigged vessel) a light square sail next above the royal. 2. a triangular sail set on a stay between the fore and main trucks of a racing schooner. noun (nautical) 1. a square sail set above the royal on a square-rigger 2. a triangular sail set between the trucks of […]
noun 1. a section or portion of the sky, usually extensive and often including part of the horizon, that may be seen from a single viewpoint. 2. a picture representing this. noun 1. a painting, drawing, photograph, etc, representing or depicting the sky
noun 1. a relatively tall building of many stories, especially one for office or commercial use. 2. Architecture. a building of exceptional height completely supported by a framework, as of girders, from which the walls are suspended, as opposed to a building supported by load-bearing walls. noun 1. a very tall multistorey building sky-pilot