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I can't even picture being without rock 'n'roll.
Hank Ballard

Meaning of "rock" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ROCK

From Old French roche, of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ROCK

rock  [rɒk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ROCK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rock is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ROCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Rock

Rock usually refers to: ▪ Rock, a naturally occurring solid aggregate of minerals or mineraloids ▪ Rock music, a form of popular music It can also refer to...

Definition of rock in the English dictionary

The first definition of rock in the dictionary is any hard mass of consolidated mineral matter, such as a boulder. Other definition of rock is a stone. Rock is also a person or thing suggesting a rock, esp in being dependable, unchanging, or providing firm foundation.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ROCK

rochet
rock and roll
rock and roller
rock art
rock back on one´s heels
rock band
rock bass
rock boot
rock borer
rock bottom
rock brake
rock bun
rock bunting
rock cake
rock candy
rock carving
rock chick
rock chopper
rock climb
rock climber

WORDS THAT END LIKE ROCK

block
building block
clock
cock
digital clock
dock
eight o´clock
Hitchcock
in stock
knock
lock
on the block
out of stock
sherlock
shock
stock
the clock
the Rock
unblock
unlock

Synonyms and antonyms of rock in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ROCK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rock» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rock

Translation of «rock» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ROCK

Find out the translation of rock to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rock from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rock» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

岩石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

roca
570 millions of speakers

English

rock
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रॉक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صَخْرَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скала
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rocha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

roche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Batu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gestein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바위
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rock
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kaya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

roccia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skała
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скеля
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stâncă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βράχος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rock
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rock
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rock

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ROCK»

The term «rock» is very widely used and occupies the 1.227 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ROCK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «rock» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «rock» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rock

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10 QUOTES WITH «ROCK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rock.
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Steven Adler
GN'R was five guys who were all into different things. I liked pop and disco, Izzy was into New York rock, Slash loved Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin, Axl was into Genesis and Elton John, and Duff was a punk rocker. We all blended that stuff together.
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Jason Aldean
I grew up listening to everything. And rock and roll has always been a big, big part of it - as big a part of what I do as any other type of music.
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Shawn Amos
Memphis is the place where rock was born and Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed. It's full of contradictions, abject poverty, and riches that only music can provide.
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Anaxagoras
Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.
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Phil Anselmo
I went from being a kid-kid, listen to everything from The Beatles through Kiss, Peter Frampton, Jethro Tull classic rock, classic stuff into immediately, it seemed like, Iron Maiden and stuff like that. The first Iron Maiden record and then, obviously, the first Metallica record.
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Jack Antonoff
The only people playing the roles of classic rock stars are hip-hop artists, now. Kanye's stage persona, and the way he approaches making albums, and the way he wants to be better than everyone else? That's reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. That's reminiscent of the Beatles.
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Hank Ballard
I can't even picture being without rock 'n'roll.
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Dierks Bentley
I like big shows, a lot of volume and a lot of energy. I love electric instruments. But I do love mixing those with bluegrass instruments and cranking those up, too, with a little bit of that rock energy.
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Vivian Campbell
Def Leppard is a rock band that can sing.
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Juan Campodonico
I started buying records in the '80s. I listened to everything new wave, disco, funk synth-pop, rock, but in my house we were listening to bossa nova, tango, and folk.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ROCK»

Discover the use of rock in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rock and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Rock Book
A history of the origin and development of the earth's surface.
Carroll Lane Fenton, Mildred Adams Fenton, 2003
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The Rock Physics Handbook: Tools for Seismic Analysis in ...
The Rock Physics Handbook brings together the theory and data that form the foundations of rock physics.
Gary Mavko, Tapan Mukerji, Jack Dvorkin, 2003
3
Race, Rock, and Elvis
In Race, Rock, and Elvis, Michael T. Bertrand contends that popular music, specifically Elvis Presley's brand of rock 'n' roll, helped revise racial attitudes after World War II. Observing that youthful fans of rhythm and blues, rock 'n' ...
Michael T. Bertrand, 2000
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Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music
This text situates the glam rock phenomenon historically and examines it as a set of performance strategies.
Philip Auslander, 2006
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Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World ...
"With a new epilogue, The Morning After"--Cover.
Robin Wright, 2012
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Expression in Pop-rock Music: A Collection of Critical and ...
First published in 2000
Walter Everett, 2000
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The Rock History Reader
This second edition includes new readings on the early years of rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll, as well as entries on payola, mods, the rise of FM rock, progressive rock and the PMRC congressional hearings.
Theo Cateforis, 2013
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Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star's Revolution
"The story you are about to read is the story of a light-bringer....Salman Ahmad inspires me to reach always for the greatest heights and never to fear....Know that his story is a part of our history.
Salman Ahmad, 2010
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Rock and Roll Jews
Michael Billig examines that influence through the worl of luminaries like Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Carole King and Lou Reed." Nottingham Evening Post, From the bookjacket.
Michael Billig, 2001
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Sixties Rock: Garage, Psychedelic and Other Satisfactions
Unlike their rock 'n' roll predecessors, many rock musicians of the mid-sixties came to consider themselves as artists, As self-conscious makers of a new sonic medium.Sixties Rockoffers a provocative look at these artists and their ...
Michael Hicks, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ROCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rock is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kid Rock: Confederate flag was dropped years before protest
In May 2011, Kid Rock stepped up to a Cobo Center podium to accept a Great Expectations Award from Detroit's NAACP, describing himself as humbled and ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
2
Yes Co-Founder Chris Squire Dies
“Our second album Time and a Word was where we first started to work with [new Yes engineer] Eddy Offord,” Squire once told Ultimate Classic Rock. “He liked ... «Ultimate Classic Rock, Jun 15»
3
6 reasons why Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has become a huge box …
San Andreas"The disaster movie "San Andreas" starring Dwayne Johnson did better than expected over the weekend. Proving The Rock is a major action star. «Business Insider, Jun 15»
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92-Year-Old Harriette Thompson Finishes Suja Rock 'n' Roll San …
Upon crossing the marathon finish line in Sunday's Suja Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon, 92-year-old Harriette Thompson was not at a loss for words. «velonews.competitor.com, Jun 15»
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Breaks Selfie Record With 105 Pics in …
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson just added one surprising accolade to his resume. The action star and former wrestler, 43, became a Guinness World Record ... «Us Magazine, May 15»
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Officiates a Surprise Wedding—Get …
He continued, "And then my best man and writing partner threw my jacket on me, and the next thing I know, The Rock was walking me down the aisle and the ... «E! Online, May 15»
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Teens to be tried as adults in rock attack on Northeast Ohio teacher …
After a hearing on Thursday, it has been determined that all three teens are going to be tried as adults. Before the hearing began, Sharon's husband, Randy ... «fox8.com, Apr 15»
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At Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, a Generational Push and …
CLEVELAND — Although the show went on for five hours, a few things managed to go unmentioned at the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
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Watch The Rock slay 'Shake It Off' in the first episode of 'Lip Sync …
Watch The Rock slay 'Shake It Off' in the first episode of 'Lip Sync Battle' ... of the Tonight Show spin-off, Jimmy Fallon brought out The Rock for a battle. «USA TODAY, Apr 15»
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Gary Dahl, Inventor of the Pet Rock, Dies at 78
For a mere three dollars and 95 cents, a consumer could buy ... a rock — a plain, ordinary, egg-shaped rock of the kind one could dig up in almost any backyard. «New York Times, Mar 15»

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