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English noun: rocket

1. rocket (artifact) any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine


Broader (hypernym)vehicle

Narrower (hyponym)missile, multistage rocket, research rocket, step rocket, test instrument vehicle, test rocket

Part holonymrocket, rocket engine

2. rocket (artifact) a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion

Synonymsrocket engine

Broader (hypernym)jet engine

Narrower (hyponym)booster, booster rocket, booster unit, nuclear rocket, retrorocket, space rocket, takeoff booster, takeoff rocket, thruster

Part meronymprojectile, rocket

3. rocket (plant) erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender

Synonymsarugula, Eruca sativa, Eruca vesicaria sativa, garden rocket, rocket salad, roquette

Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

Member meronymEruca, genus Eruca

4. rocket (communication) propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon


Broader (hypernym)visual signal

5. rocket (artifact) sends a firework display high into the sky


Broader (hypernym)firework, pyrotechnic

English verb: rocket

1. rocket (motion) shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

SamplesPrices skyrocketed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

2. rocket (contact) propel with a rocket

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

Broader (hypernym)impel, propel

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