Translation of "rock" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /rɒk/ us /rɑk/

B1 [ no plural ] the hard, natural substance that forms part of the earth’s surface


B1 a large piece of rock or stone

Huge waves crashed against the rocks.

A2 [ no plural ] loud, modern music with a strong beat, often played with electric guitars and drums

a rock band
verb uk /rɒk/ us /rɑk/

to move backwards and forwards or from side to side, or to make someone or something do this

balancearse, mecer(se)
She rocked backwards and forwards in her chair.
He gently rocked the baby to sleep.

(Translation of “rock” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /rok/

(a large lump or mass of) the solid parts of the surface of the Earth

The ship struck a rock and sank
the rocks on the seashore
He built his house on solid rock.

a large stone

roca; peñasco
The climber was killed by a falling rock.

a type of hard sweet made in sticks

a stick of Edinburgh rock.
rockery noun (plural rockeries)

a heap of rocks in a garden with earth between them in which small plants are grown

jardín de rocalla
This plant is ideal for rockeries in moist shady locations.
rocky adjective (comparative rockier, superlative rockiest)

a rocky coastline.
rockiness noun

rock-bottom noun, adjective

(at) the lowest level possible

bajísimo, al nivel más bajo
Prices have reached rock-bottom
rock-bottom prices.
rock garden noun

a rockery.

jardín de rocalla
rock plant noun

any plant which grows among rocks eg on mountains, often also grown in rockeries.

planta rupestre
on the rocks

in a state of ruin or of great financial difficulty

arruinado, sin un duro
Their marriage is on the rocks
The firm is on the rocks.

(Translation of “rock” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)