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Definition 1: a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for rocket in the sense of this definition

(rocket is a kind of ...) a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion

(... is a kind of rocket ) the first stage of a multistage rocket

(... is a kind of rocket ) a rocket engine in which a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellant

(... is a kind of rocket ) a small rocket engine on a larger rocket or spacecraft that is fired to slow or alter its course

(... is a kind of rocket ) a rocket powerful enough to travel into outer space

(... is a kind of rocket ) a small rocket engine that provides the thrust needed to maneuver a spacecraft

(... is part of rocket) any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

Definition 2: any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for rocket in the sense of this definition

(rocket is a kind of ...) a conveyance that transports people or objects

(... is a kind of rocket ) a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control

(... is a kind of rocket ) a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted

(... is a kind of rocket ) a rocket fired for test purposes

(rocket is a part of ...) a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion

Definition 3: sends a firework display high into the sky - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for rocket in the sense of this definition

(rocket is a kind of ...) (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.

Definition 4: propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for rocket in the sense of this definition

(rocket is a kind of ...) a signal that involves visual communication

Definition 5: erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for rocket in the sense of this definition

(rocket is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a member of rocket) annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region

Definition 6: propel with a rocket - [verb of contact]

(rocket is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

Definition 7: shoot up abruptly, like a rocket - [verb of motion]

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

  • prices skyrocketed

Synonyms for rocket in the sense of this definition

(rocket is a kind of ...) move upward

"The fog lifted" "The smoke arose from the forest fire" "The mist uprose from the meadows"

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