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English noun: rock

1. rock (object) a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter


SamplesHe threw a rock at me.


Synonymsstone


Broader (hypernym)natural object


Narrower (hyponym)achondrite, bedrock, boulder, bowlder, calculus, chondrite, clastic rock, concretion, crystal, crystallization, intrusion, outcrop, outcropping, pebble, petrifaction, rock outcrop, sill, stepping stone, tor, wall rock, whin, whinstone, xenolith

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


SamplesThat mountain is solid rock.
Stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries.


Synonymsstone


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)aphanite, calc-tufa, caliche, claystone, conglomerate, crushed rock, dolomite, emery rock, emery stone, fieldstone, gravel, greisen, igneous rock, limestone, magma, marble, matrix, metamorphic rock, pudding stone, pumice, pumice stone, quartzite, road metal, sedimentary rock, shingling, sial, sima, tufa


Substance holonymmineral

3. Rock (person) United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)


SynonymsJohn Rock


Instance hypernymgynaecologist, gynecologist, woman's doctor

4. rock (person) (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable


SamplesHe was her rock during the crisis.
Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church.


Broader (hypernym)good person

5. rock (food) hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)


Synonymsrock candy


Broader (hypernym)candy, confect

6. rock (communication) a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western


SamplesRock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll..


Synonymsrock 'n' roll, rock and roll, rock music, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll


Broader (hypernym)popular music, popular music genre


Narrower (hyponym)acid rock, art rock, heavy metal, heavy metal music, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, punk, punk rock


Part holonymbackbeat


Domain category membersbackbeat

7. rock (act) pitching dangerously to one side


Synonymscareen, sway, tilt


Broader (hypernym)lurch, pitch, pitching


English verb: rock

1. rock (motion) move back and forth or sideways


SamplesThe ship was rocking.
The tall building swayed.
She rocked back and forth on her feet.


Synonymsshake, sway


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move back and forth


Narrower (hyponym)nutate, roll, swag, totter


Verb grouprock, sway

2. rock (motion) cause to move back and forth


SamplesRock the cradle.
Rock the baby.
The wind swayed the trees gently.


Synonymssway


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Verb grouprock, shake, sway









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