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rock1 British & World English

The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil

rock2 British & World English

Move gently to and fro or from side to side

rock1 English Thesaurus

the ship rocked on the water

rock2 English Thesaurus

a narrow gully strewn with rocks

set someone back on their heels British & World English

Astonish or disconcert someone

ptarmigan British & World English

A northern grouse of mountainous and Arctic regions, with feathered legs and feet and plumage that typically changes to white in winter

the Rock in rock1 British & World English

Informal name for Gibraltar or (Canadian) Newfoundland

rock up British & World English

Arrive; turn up

acid rock British & World English

A style of rock music popular chiefly in the late 1960s, associated with or inspired by hallucinogenic drugs

blue rock British & World English

(In pigeon-fancying) a pigeon showing the coloration of the wild rock dove

cap rock British & World English

A layer of hard impervious rock overlying and often sealing in a deposit of oil, gas, or coal

folk rock British & World English

Popular music resembling or derived from folk music but incorporating the stronger beat of rock music and using electric instruments

glam rock British & World English

A style of rock music first popular in the early 1970s, characterized by male performers wearing exaggeratedly flamboyant clothes and make-up

hard rock British & World English

Highly amplified rock music with a heavy beat

rock out British & World English

Perform rock music loudly and vigorously

rock band British & World English

A number of musicians who play rock music together

rock bass British & World English

A red-eyed North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, found chiefly in rocky streams

rock cake British & World English

A small currant cake with a hard rough surface

rock cod British & World English

Any of a number of marine fishes that frequent rocky habitats, especially in Australian waters

rock dove British & World English

A mainly grey Old World pigeon that frequents coastal and inland cliffs. It is the ancestor of domestic and feral pigeons

rock face British & World English

A bare vertical surface of natural rock

rock-hard British & World English

Extremely hard or solid

Rock Hill British & World English

An industrial city in northern South Carolina; population 67,339 (est. 2008)

rock jock British & World English

A mountaineer

rock pool British & World English

A pool of water among rocks, typically along a shoreline

rock rose British & World English

A herbaceous or shrubby plant with rose-like flowers, native to temperate and warm regions

rock salt British & World English

Common salt occurring naturally as a mineral; halite

rock star British & World English

A famous and successful singer or performer of rock music

rock wool British & World English

Inorganic material made into matted fibre used especially for insulation or soundproofing

soft rock British & World English

A style of rock music with a less persistent beat and more emphasis on lyrics and melody than hard rock

wall rock British & World English

The rock adjacent to or enclosing a vein, hydrothermal ore deposit, fault, or other geological feature

wind rock British & World English

Damage to the roots of young plants, caused by the movement of the stem in the wind

Ayers Rock British & World English

A red rock mass in Northern Territory, Australia, south-west of Alice Springs. The largest monolith in the world, it is 348 m (1,143 ft) high and about 9 km (6 miles) in circumference

Little Rock British & World English

The state capital of Arkansas; population 189,515 (est. 2008)

living rock British & World English

Rock that is not detached but still forms part of the earth

lovers' rock British & World English

A gentle, melodic style of reggae incorporating elements of soul and usually featuring lyrics with a romantic theme

native rock British & World English

Rock in its original place, i.e. that has not been moved or quarried

rock borer British & World English

Any of a number of burrowing bivalve molluscs which bore into rock and other hard materials, in particular:

rock-bottom British & World English

At the lowest possible level

rock-bound British & World English

(Of a coast or shore) rocky and inaccessible

rock candy British & World English

A kind of hard confectionery typically made of masses of crystallized sugar

rock chick British & World English

A woman who performs, likes, or dresses in a style associated with rock music

rock cress British & World English

Another term for arabis.

rock cycle British & World English

An idealized cycle of processes undergone by rocks in the earth’s crust, involving igneous intrusion, uplift, erosion, transportation, deposition as sedimentary rock, metamorphism, and further melting and igneous intrusion

rock flour British & World English

Finely powdered rock formed by glacial or other erosion

rock garden British & World English

A mound or bank built of earth and stones, and planted with rock plants; a rockery

rock hyrax British & World English

An African hyrax (mammal) that lives on rocky outcrops and cliffs and feeds mainly on grass

Rock Island British & World English

An industrial city in northwestern Illinois, on the Mississippi River, one of the Quad Cities; population 38,139 (est. 2008)


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