Crossword clues for rock
- Shift in one's seat, perhaps
- Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
- A blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western
- Pitching dangerously to one side
- Hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored
- A lump of hard consolidated mineral matter
- A genre of popular music originating in the 1950s
- Musical form
- Some of this is punk
- "Jailhouse ___," Presley hit
- Type of music
- Chayanne's specialty
- Madonna's music
- This might be punk
- "Hard place" associate
- What Sisyphus pushed
- Michael Jackson's forte
- Mick Jagger's forte
- Astronaut's find
- This may be punk
- Pop-music type
- Music type
- Genre of 46-Across
- Led Zeppelin's genre
- Music genre since the 50's
- Put to sleep, in a way
- Firm foundation
- Sling missile
- Radio format
- Swing alternative
- Musical genre pioneered by Bill Haley and His Comets
- Try to put baby to sleep, maybe
- Much modern popular music
- Big ring stone, slangily
- Roll's partner
- What a fist might represent
- Wear, and look great doing it
- Loser to paper
- The White Stripes' genre
- Scissors topper, in a game
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crack \Crack\, n.
A partial separation of parts, with or without a perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach; a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in glass.
Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
My love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw.
A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.
Will the stretch out to the crack of doom?
The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
Though now our voices Have got the mannish crack.
Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as, he has a crack.
A crazy or crack-brained person. [Obs.]
I . . . can not get the Parliament to listen to me, who look upon me as a crack and a projector.
A boast; boasting. [Obs.] ``Crack and brags.''
--Burton. ``Vainglorius cracks.''
Breach of chastity. [Obs.]
A boy, generally a pert, lively boy. [Obs.]
Val. 'T is a noble child. Vir. A crack, madam.
A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
Free conversation; friendly chat. [Scot.]
What is crack in English? . . . A crack is . . . a chat with a good, kindly human heart in it.
--P. P. Alexander.
a witty remark; a wisecrack.
a chance or opportunity to do something; an attempt; as, I'll take a crack at it.
a form of cocaine, highly purified and prepared as small pellets, especially suitable for smoking; -- also called rock. Used in this form it appears to be more addicting than cocaine powder. [slang]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"stone, mass of mineral matter," c.1300, from Old English rocc (as in stanrocc "stone rock or obelisk") and directly from Old North French roque, which is cognate with Medieval Latin rocca (8c.), from Vulgar Latin *rocca, of uncertain origin, according to Klein sometimes said to be from Celtic (compare Breton roch).\n
\nIn Middle English it seems to have been used principally for rock formations as opposed to individual stones. Meaning "precious stone, especially a diamond," is 1908, U.S. slang. Meaning "crystallized cocaine" is attested from 1973, in West Coast U.S. slang. Figurative use for "sure foundation" (especially with reference to Christ) is from 1520s; but also from 1520s as "source of danger or destruction," in reference to shipwrecks (as in on the rocks). Also used attributively in names of animals that frequent rocky habitats, as in rock lobster (1843). Between a rock and a hard place first attested 1921:\n\nto be between a rock and a hard place, vb. ph. To be bankrupt. Common in Arizona in recent panics; sporadic in Californi
["Dialect Notes," vol. V, part iv, 1921] \n\nRock-ribbed is from 1776, originally of land; figurative sense of "resolute" first recorded 1887. Rock-happy (1945) was U.S. Pacific Theater armed forces slang for "mentally unhinged after too much time on one island." The rock-scissors-paper game is attested by that name from 1976; from 1968 as paper-stone-scissors. A 1967 source says it is based on Japanese Jan Ken Pon (or Janken for short), which is said to mean the same thing more or less.
"to sway," late Old English roccian "move a child gently to and fro," related to Old Norse rykkja "to pull, tear, move," Swedish rycka "to pull, pluck," Middle Dutch rucken, Old High German rucchan, German rücken "to move jerkily."\n
\nMeaning "cause to sway back and forth" is from late 13c. Intransitive sense from late 14c. For popular music senses, see rock (v.2). Related: Rocked; rocking. To rock the boat in the figurative sense "stir up trouble" is from 1914. Rock-a-bye first recorded 1805 in nursery rhyme.
"to dance to popular music with a strong beat," 1948 (first attested in song title "We're gonna rock"), from rock (v.1), in earlier blues slang sense of "to cause to move with musical rhythm" (1922); often used at first with sexual overtones (as in 1922 song title "My Man Rocks Me (with One Steady Roll)"). Sense developed early 1950s to "play or dance to rock and roll music." Related: Rocked; rocking. Rocksteady, Jamaican pop music style (precursor of reggae), is attested from 1969.
Etymology 1 n. (context uncountable English) The naturally occurring aggregate of solid mineral matter that constitutes a significant part of the earth's crust. Etymology 2
n. An act of rocking; a rocking motion; a sway (rfdef lang=en comment=what verb sense of rock?) vb. (context transitive and intransitive English) To move gently back and forth. Etymology 3
n. A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums(,) and vocals. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To play, perform, or enjoy rock music, especially with a lot of skill or energy. 2 (context intransitive slang English) To be very favourable or skilful; to excel. 3 (context transitive English) to thrill or excite, especially with rock music 4 (context transitive English) to do something with excitement yet skillfully 5 (context transitive English) To wear (a piece of clothing, outfit etc.) successfully or with style; to carry off (a particular look, style). Etymology 4
n. 1 (context countable English) distaff 2 (context uncountable English) The flax or wool on a distaff. Etymology 5
n. (archaic form of roc nodot=yes English) (mythical bird)
n. a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me" [syn: stone]
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" [syn: stone]
United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984) [syn: John Rock]
(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
hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored [syn: rock candy]
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." [syn: rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock music]
Housing Units (2000): 4137
Land area (2000): 482.609501 sq. miles (1249.952815 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.233498 sq. miles (0.604756 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 482.842999 sq. miles (1250.557571 sq. km)
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 43.667243 N, 96.242131 W
Rock County, MN
Housing Units (2000): 935
Land area (2000): 1008.457758 sq. miles (2611.893491 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 3.395633 sq. miles (8.794649 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1011.853391 sq. miles (2620.688140 sq. km)
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 42.507127 N, 99.470110 W
Rock County, NE
Housing Units (2000): 62187
Land area (2000): 720.468467 sq. miles (1866.004683 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 5.728001 sq. miles (14.835453 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 726.196468 sq. miles (1880.840136 sq. km)
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 42.654411 N, 89.049110 W
Rock County, WI
ROCK may refer to:
- Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
- Rho kinase, a serine/threonine-specific protein kinase
- Rollergirls of Central Kentucky, roller derby league based in Lexington, Kentucky
- R.O.C.K., a 1986 hard rock/heavy metal album by Kirka
- Robert Orin Charles Kilroy, from the Styx rock opera Kilroy Was Here, see Mr. Roboto
In geology, rock or stone is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids. For example, the common rock granite is a combination of the quartz, feldspar and biotite minerals. The Earth's outer solid layer, the lithosphere, is made of rock.
Rocks have been used by mankind throughout history. From the Stone Age, rocks have been used for tools. The minerals and metals found in rocks have been essential to human civilization.
Rock (often known by its place of origin, for instance Blackpool rock or Brighton rock) is a type of hard stick-shaped boiled sugar confectionery most usually flavoured with peppermint or spearmint. It is commonly sold at tourist (usually seaside) resorts in the United Kingdom (such as Brighton, Southend-on-Sea, Tenby or Blackpool) and Ireland (e.g. Bray and Strandhill); in Gibraltar; in Denmark in towns such as Løkken and Ebeltoft; and in Sydney and Tasmania, Australia.
It usually takes the form of a cylindrical stick ("a stick of rock", or, in Scotland, "a stalk of rock"), normally in diameter and long. Blackpool rock is usually at least in diameter, and can be as thick as across and up to long when made for special retail displays. These cylinders usually have a pattern embedded throughout the length, which is often the name of the resort where the rock is sold, so that the name can be read on both ends of the stick (reversed at one end) and remains legible even after pieces are bitten off. Rock is also manufactured as a promotional item, for example with a company name running through it.
It is sometimes found in the form of individual sweets, with writing or a pattern in the centre; these are, in effect, slices of rock.
Rock (known in some series as Rokuro Makube a.k.a. Rock Macbeth or ) is a recurrent major character in most of Osamu Tezuka's manga series, and he is an important part of Osamu Tezuka's Star System. As all of Tezuka's main characters he is seen repeatedly in different works but differs as the character with the most various and changing roles from both hero and antihero.
Rock is the second recorded work by the band Casting Pearls.9
Track 3, "Wastin' Time" was re-used on their next release, Casting Pearls.
Rock (or ROCK) was a multithreading, multicore, SPARC microprocessor under development at Sun Microsystems. Now canceled, it was a separate project from the SPARC T-Series (CoolThreads/Niagara) family of processors.
Rock aimed at higher per-thread performance, higher floating-point performance, and greater SMP scalability than the Niagara family. The Rock processor targeted traditional high-end data-facing workloads, such as back-end database servers, as well as floating-point intensive high-performance computing workloads, whereas the Niagara family targets network-facing workloads such as web servers.
Jamal Bush (born November 4, 1975), better known by his stage name Rock (or Big Rock, or alternatively The Rockness Monstah), is an American rapper, famous as a member of hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik and the duo Heltah Skeltah along with Sean Price. He is known for his deep, grimy voice and having a sophisticated and rugged flow.
After releasing two albums with Heltah Skeltah, Nocturnal and Magnum Force, Rock left Duck Down Records and pursued a solo career. He signed to DJ Lethal's Lethal Records and recorded a solo album titled Planet Rock, which was never released after the label folded. He didn't make an appearance on the Clik's 2002 group album The Chosen Few, being the only member of the "Great 8" not to appear.
He made his official return to Duck Down in 2005, making appearances on Sean Price's Monkey Barz album and Smif-N-Wessun's Smif 'N' Wessun: Reloaded album. He's performed songs for a variety of video games including "I Am Rock" for Need for Speed: Most Wanted, "This Is Me" for Blitz The League II and "I Am Rock" for NFL Street 2. He and the Boot Camp released their third group album, The Last Stand, on July 18, 2006.
Rock has admitted being an 80s Brooklyn Decepticons gang member, along with fellow Heltah Skeltah group-member Sean Price and Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz. On January 15, 2008, Rock was arrested for an assault and attempted murder charge after he allegedly gunned down a rival while working as a pimp. He was released on a $125,000 bail about a week later on January 24, 2008. Court reports show Rock's manager Ben Aubin of Ben Aubin Management posted bond for the rapper's release. Mr. Aubin has categorically denied any confirmation of his client moonlighting as a pimp.
The legal trouble seems not to have affected his career as a rapper, as Heltah Skeltah returned to the studio to record their third album, D.I.R.T., which was released on September 30, 2008.
Rock was a Yugoslav music magazine, published from 1982 to 1990.
Usage examples of "rock".
Apparently satisfied it would support his weight, he leaned back, rocking gently while Abie prepared their coffee.
Whatever be the inequality in the hardness of the materials of which the rock consists, even in the case of pudding-stone, the surface is abraded so evenly as to leave the impression that a rigid rasp has moved over all the undulations of the land, advancing in one and the same direction and levelling all before it.
Eads, the engineer, determined to establish the piers and abutments on rock at a depth for the east pier and east abutment of 136 ft.
Assuming one-twentieth gee, that meant the rock had been accelerating for only ten or eleven minutes.
She proceeded to explain about the ragged bundle Acorn had carried, and described the rock that fell out of it after his death.
The cuts and bruises I had received from the jagged sides of the rock shaft were paining me woefully, their soreness enhanced to a stinging or burning acuteness by some pungent quality in the faint draft, and the mere act of rolling over was enough to set my whole frame throbbing with untold agony.
He sat cross-legged on a large rock, near the far end of the adamantine bridge.
Purple Rocks, taking the bodies back to the coast in Ruathen barrels, putting them on a caravel set adrift in the known path of the Waterdhavian hunting vessel.
As you shape your customer profile, recognize that your advertising must reach your largest customer group and must also convey specialties that exist in your store, such as jazz, blues, rock V roll, rap or classical.
Outdoor advertising Outdoor advertising began during prehistoric times when cavemen carved messages on rocks.
It would just be me and her on a high hill and me rolling the rocks down the hill faces and teeth and all by God until she was quiet and not that goddamn adze going One lick less.
Notably so, when in a neck-to-neck dash with an express train, the aeroplane won out in a race to file the location papers of the mine at Monument Rocks.
Kero thought, as she guided Hellsbane afoot through the darkness, stumbling now and again over a root or a rock.
His eyes were hard as flint rock when they swept her from head to toe, and Agate was sure they held no small amount of suspicion.
I had placed myself at the port-scuttle, and saw some magnificent substructures of coral, zoophytes, seaweed, and fucus, agitating their enormous claws, which stretched out from the fissures of the rock.