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Definition 1: pitching dangerously to one side - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for rock in the sense of this definition

(rock is a kind of ...) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

"the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

Definition 2: a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where rock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for rock in the sense of this definition

(rock is a kind of ...) any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)

(... is a kind of rock ) loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery

(... is a kind of rock ) a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms; intended for listening and not dancing

(... is a kind of rock ) a musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience

(... is a kind of rock ) rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock

(rock is the domain which ... is member of) a loud steady beat

Definition 3: hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint) - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for rock in the sense of this definition

(rock is a kind of ...) a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

Definition 4: a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter - [noun denoting object]

Samples where rock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he threw a rock at me

Synonyms for rock in the sense of this definition

(rock is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of rock ) any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)

(... is a kind of rock ) a rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault

(... is a kind of rock ) a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill

(... is a kind of rock ) a stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing

(... is a kind of rock ) (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock

(... is a kind of rock ) a rock created by petrifaction; an organic object infiltrated with mineral matter and preserved in its original form

(... is a kind of rock ) a small smooth rounded rock

(... is a kind of rock ) the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land

(... is a kind of rock ) rock produced by an intrusive process

(... is a kind of rock ) a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces

(... is a kind of rock ) (geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks

(... is a kind of rock ) a rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules

(... is a kind of rock ) a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body

"renal calculi can be very painful"

(... is a kind of rock ) a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin

(... is a kind of rock ) solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil

(... is a kind of rock ) a stony meteor lacking chondrules

(... is a kind of rock ) (geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded

Definition 5: (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable - [noun denoting person]

Samples where rock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(rock is a kind of ...) a person who is good to other people

Definition 6: United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for rock in the sense of this definition

(rock is an instance of ...) a specialist in gynecology

Definition 7: material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where rock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that mountain is solid rock
  • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

Synonyms for rock in the sense of this definition

(rock is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of rock ) a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate

(... is a kind of rock ) a mixture of emery dust and a binder; can be molded into grindstones

(... is a kind of rock ) a composite rock made up of particles of varying size

(... is a kind of rock ) stone that occurs naturally in fields; often used as building material

(... is a kind of rock ) a granitic rock composed of quartz and mica

(... is a kind of rock ) a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime

(... is a kind of rock ) molten rock in the earth's crust

(... is a kind of rock ) rock formed by the solidification of molten magma

(... is a kind of rock ) a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals

(... is a kind of rock ) a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material

(... is a kind of rock ) fine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles

(... is a kind of rock ) fine-grained homogeneous rock (such as basalt) containing minerals undetectable by the naked eye

(... is a kind of rock ) a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive

(... is a kind of rock ) hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals

(... is a kind of rock ) broken rock used for repairing or making roads

(... is a kind of rock ) rock formed from consolidated clay sediments

(... is a kind of rock ) the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and aluminum

(... is a kind of rock ) rock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and magnesium

(... is a kind of rock ) rock altered by pressure and heat

(... is a kind of rock ) rock fragments and pebbles

(... is a kind of rock ) nitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru

(... is a kind of rock ) (geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction

(... is a kind of rock ) (geology) a mass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded

(rock is made of the substance ...) solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

Definition 8: move back and forth or sideways - [verb of motion]

Samples where rock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ship was rocking
  • the tall building swayed
  • She rocked back and forth on her feet

Synonyms for rock in the sense of this definition

(rock is a kind of ...) move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

(... is a kind of rock ) move, rock, or sway from side to side

"The ship rolled on the heavy seas"

(... is a kind of rock ) rock, sway, or nod; usually involuntarily

(... is a kind of rock ) sway heavily or unsteadily

(... is a kind of rock ) move without being stable, as if threatening to fall

"The drunk man tottered over to our table"

(rock has a similar meaning as ...) cause to move back and forth

"rock the cradle" "rock the baby" "the wind swayed the trees gently"

Definition 9: cause to move back and forth - [verb of motion]

Samples where rock or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rock the cradle
  • rock the baby
  • the wind swayed the trees gently

Synonyms for rock in the sense of this definition

(rock is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(rock has a similar meaning as ...) move back and forth or sideways

"the ship was rocking" "the tall building swayed" "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

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