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Definition of Rock


  1. See Roc.
  2. A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
  3. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
  4. Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds.
  5. That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
  6. Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
  7. The striped bass. See under Bass.
  8. To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
  9. To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
  10. To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
  11. To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking-chair.
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Rock Translations

rock in Afrikaans is rots
rock in Danish is klippe
rock in Dutch is balanceren, doen schommelen
rock in Finnish is tuutia, kallio, keinuttaa
rock in French is bercer, balancer, rupestre, rupestre, rocher, roc
rock in German is Fels, Felsen
rock in Italian is dondolare, masso, roccia
rock in Latin is silex silicis (med. cilicis)
rock in Norwegian is stein
rock in Portuguese is rocha
rock in Spanish is pe a, risco
rock in Swedish is berg, gunga, vagga