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Definition of Rock

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.

Rock Quotations

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. - Thomas Jefferson
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson

I see Obama as Sisyphus in the first four years. And nobody would speak about the size of the rock, or the elevation of the hill. All you hear people talk about is what he didn't do.
Bill Cosby

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity.
John Lennon

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
Kurt Cobain

If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'.
John Lennon
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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

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