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Dictionary definition for: Rock

1. (n) a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"

2. (v) move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking" "the tall building swayed" "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle" "rock the baby" "the wind swayed the trees gently"

5. (n) United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)

6. (n) (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

7. (n) hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored

8. (n) 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."

9. (n) pitching dangerously to one side

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