rock Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "rock" - English Dictionary

See all translations

rocknoun

uk   /rɒk/  us   /rɑːk/

rock noun (STONE)

B1 [C or U] the dry solid part of the Earth's surface, or any large piece of this that sticks up out of the ground or the sea: Mountains and cliffs are formed from rock. The boat struck a rock outside the bay and sank. [C] a piece of rock or stone: The demonstrators were hurling rocks at the police.rocks [plural] a line of large stones sticking up from the sea: The storm forced the ship onto the rocks. [C] slang for a valuable stone used in jewellery, especially a diamond : Have you seen the size of the rock he gave her for their anniversary?
More examples

rock noun (MUSIC)

A2 [U] a type of popular music with a strong, loud beat that is usually played with electric guitars and drums: a rock group a rock star
More examples

rockverb

uk   /rɒk/  us   /rɑːk/

rock verb (MOVE)

C2 [I or T] to (cause someone or something to) move backwards and forwards or from side to side in a regular way: He picked up the baby and gently rocked her to sleep. If you rock back on that chair, you're going to break it. [T] If a person or place is rocked by something such as an explosion, the force of it makes the person or place shake: The explosion, which rocked the city, killed 300.
More examples

rock verb (SHOCK)

[T] If an event rocks a group of people or society, it causes feelings of shock: The managing director's resignation rocked the whole company.

rock verb (WEAR SUCCESSFULLY)

[T] slang to wear a particular style of clothing, etc. and look good or fashionable: There are celebrities over 40 years old who can still rock a tattoo.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of rock from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rock?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rock” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More