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Definition of Rocket


  1. A cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad.
  2. Damewort.
  3. Rocket larkspur. See below.
  4. An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition. Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and also for pyrotechnic display.
  5. A blunt lance head used in the joust.
  6. To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective.

Rocket Quotations

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein's general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.
Stephen Hawking

Rocket science is tough, and rockets have a way of failing.
Sally Ride

When you launch in a rocket, you're not really flying that rocket. You're just sort of hanging on.
Michael P. Anderson

At the end of my journey, I see myself as a Rocket. That's where I ended my career, and also the organization that did so much for me. They knew I had a vision, and I went to work for the owner, who's a man who believes in philanthropy and believed in me as a player.
Dikembe Mutombo
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Rocket Translations

rocket in Dutch is vuurpijl, raket
rocket in German is Rakete
rocket in Italian is razzo
rocket in Portuguese is foguete
rocket in Spanish is cohete
rocket in Swedish is raket
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