Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rock

7 senses of rock

Sense 1
rock, stone -- (a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me")
       => natural object -- (an object occurring naturally; not made by man)

Sense 2
rock, stone -- (material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries")
       => material, stuff -- (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")

Sense 3
Rock, John Rock -- (United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984))
       INSTANCE OF=> gynecologist, gynaecologist, woman's doctor -- (a specialist in gynecology)

Sense 4
rock -- ((figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable; "he was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew)
       => good person -- (a person who is good to other people)

Sense 5
rock candy, rock -- (hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint))
       => candy, confect -- (a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts)

Sense 6
rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock, rock music -- (a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.")
       => popular music, popular music genre -- (any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time))

Sense 7
rock, careen, sway, tilt -- (pitching dangerously to one side)
       => lurch, pitch, pitching -- (abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rock

2 senses of rock

Sense 1
rock, sway, shake -- (move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet")
       => move back and forth -- (move in one direction and then into the opposite direction)

Sense 2
rock, sway -- (cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently")
       => move, displace -- (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")

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