- (uncountable) The naturally occurring aggregate of solid mineral matter that constitutes a significant part of the earth's crust.
- The face of the cliff is solid .
- A mass of stone projecting out of the ground or water.
- The ship crashed on the rocks.
- A boulder or large stone.
- Some fool has thrown a through my window.
- A large hill or island having no vegetation.
- Pearl Rock near Cape Cod is so named because the morning sun makes it gleam like a pearl.
- Pearl, Wikipedia http://www.answers.com/topic/paarl
- :The location is particularly well known for its Pearl Mountain or "Pearl Rock". This huge granite rock is formed by three rounded outcrops that make up Pearl Mountain and has been compared in majesty to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) in Australia."
- (figuratively) Something that is strong, stable, and dependable; a person who provides security or support to another.
- 1611: w:King James Bible, King James Bible, wikisource:Bible, King James, Matthew
- Chapter 16, Matthew 16:18
- :And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
- 1991: Robert Harling and Andrew Bergman, w:Soapdish, Soapdish, Paramount Pictures
- :Celeste Talbert: She is my , my right hand.
- (geology) Any natural material with a distinctive composition of minerals.
- (slang) A precious stone or gem, especially a diamond.
- Look at the size of that on her finger!
- A lump or cube of ice.
- I'll have a whisky on the rocks, please.
- (uncountable) A type of confectionery made from sugar in the shape of a stick, traditionally having some text running through its length.
- While we're in Brighton, let's get a stick of !
- (slang) A crystalized lump of crack cocaine.
- (slang) An unintelligent person, especially one who repeats mistakes.
- (South African derogatory.)(slang) An Afrikaner
- rock-spider http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3264
- :Being an Afrikaner, I have been referred to many times as being a "rock".
- (slang) In poker, an extremely conservative player who is willing to play only the very strongest hands.
- Dutch: kandij, suikerstok
- French: sucre d'orge(fr)
- German: Kandiszucker , Zuckerstange
- Italian: roccia(it)f
- Spanish: piedra(es)n
- (transitive) & (intransitive) To move gently back and forth.
- The empty swing rocked back and forth in the wind.
- (transitive) To cause to shake or sway violently.
- Don't the boat.
- (intransitive) To sway or tilt violently back and forth.
- The boat rocked at anchor.
- (transitive) & (intransitive) To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker (with reference to ore etc)
- The ores had been rocked and laid out for inspection.
- (transitive) to disturb the emotional equilibrium of; to disturb or distress
- Downing Street has been rocked by yet another sex scandal.
- Dutch: schommelen, waggelen
- French: secouer, boat : faire tanguer
- German: auwí¼hlen, schockieren
- Italian: cullare(it)
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