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Rocky \Rock"y\, a.
Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky shore.
Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield.
Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.
Rocky Mountain locust (Zo["o]l.), the Western locust, or grasshopper. See Grasshopper.
Rocky Mountain sheep. (Zo["o]l.) See Bighorn.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"full of rocks," c.1400, from rock (n.1) + -y (2); "unsteady," 1737, from rock (v.1). Meaning "difficult, hard" is recorded from 1873, and may represent a bit of both.\n
\nThe Rocky Mountains so called by 1802, translating French Montagnes Rocheuses, first applied to the Canadian Rockies. "The name is not directly self-descriptive but is an approximate translation of the name of the former Native American people here known as the Assiniboin .... The mountains are in fact not noticeably rocky" [Room]. Bright notes that "These Indians were called /assiniipwaan/, lit. 'stone Sioux', by their Cree (Algonkian) neighbors".
Etymology 1 a. 1 Unstable; easily rocked. 2 In the style of rock and roll music. 3 (context figuratively English) troubled; or difficult; in danger or distress. Etymology 2
a. 1 Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks. 2 Like a rock. 3 (context figuratively English) Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.
Housing Units (2000): 85
Land area (2000): 0.225500 sq. miles (0.584042 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.225500 sq. miles (0.584042 sq. km)
FIPS code: 63700
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.156397 N, 99.059987 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 73661
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia. Rocky starts out as a small-time club fighter, and later gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. The film also stars Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian's brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky's trainer Mickey Goldmill, and Carl Weathers as the champion, Apollo Creed.
The film, made on a budget of just over $1 million and shot in 28 days, was a sleeper hit; it earned $225 million in global box office receipts, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1976, and went on to win three Oscars, including Best Picture. The film received many positive reviews and turned Stallone into a major star. In 2006, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Rocky is considered to be one of the greatest sports films ever made and was ranked as the second-best in the genre, after Raging Bull, by the American Film Institute in 2008.
The film has spawned six sequels: Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990), Rocky Balboa (2006), and Creed (2015). Stallone portrays Rocky in all six sequels, wrote the first six, and directed four (Avildsen returned to direct Rocky V and Ryan Coogler directed Creed).
Rocky is a Swedish autobiographical comic strip created by Martin Kellerman, focusing on an anthropomorphic dog, Rocky, and his friends in their everyday life in Stockholm.
Rocky is a 1976 film starring Sylvester Stallone.
Rocky may also refer to:
In the game the player controls Rocky Balboa on his journey from a club fighter, facing opponents like Spider Rico, until his championship bout against Apollo Creed and beyond. The game sticks closely to the movies with all characters being at least mentioned in the movies. In at least the PAL markets the PS2 and Xbox versions of the game were packaged alongside the original Rocky DVD release. A sequel was also made, called Rocky Legends.
Rocky – The Rebel is an Bollywood action film, directed by Suresh Krisna. The film stars Zayed Khan, Isha Sharvani and Minissha Lamba in the lead roles. It is a remake of Telugu film Raghavendra. The movie was average earner at box office. But,songs of Himesh Reshammiya were highly appreciated.
Rocky is the second video game based on the popular series of Rocky movies, released for the Sega Master System in 1987. The player must train Rocky Balboa before each fight to improve his skills. Rocky possesses a straight punch, a hook, an uppercut, and body punch as well as various combos.
Rocky is a boxing saga of popular films all starring Sylvester Stallone, who plays the eponymous character Rocky Balboa. The films by order of release date are: Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990), Rocky Balboa (2006) and Creed (2015). The film series has grossed more than US$1 billion at the worldwide box office.
All of the films were written by Stallone except for Creed, which was written by Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington. The original film and the fifth installment were directed by John G. Avildsen, Creed was directed by Coogler, and Stallone directed the others.
Rocky is a 1981 Bollywood film produced and directed by Sunil Dutt who also has a cameo role. The film marks the debut of Sunil Dutt's son Sanjay Dutt and stars Reena Roy, Tina Munim, Amjad Khan, Raakhee, and Shakti Kapoor. Aruna Irani received a Filmfare Nomination for Best Supporting Actress, the only nomination for the film.
Shammi Kapoor plays himself, where he gets to judge dancers to the famous song "Aa Dekhe Zara," where Sanjay Dutt and Reena Roy as a pair compete against Shakti Kapoor and Tina Munim. The film was released only a four days after the death of Sunil's wife and Sanjay's mother, Nargis. The film became a "semi-hit" at the box office and the ninth highest grossing film of 1981.
"Rocky" is a 1975 song written by Jay Stevens (aka Woody P. Snow). On the country chart, "Rocky" was Dickey Lee's most successful single, and his only number one. It spent fourteen weeks on the chart, including one week at number one.
Other versions were recorded by Austin Roberts (1975) and Orion (1979). Austin Roberts' version reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975. The track reached #22 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1975; Roberts' only chart appearance in the UK.
Rocky is a 2013 Bengali-language Indian film directed by Sujit Mondal, starring Mahaakshay Chakraborty and Pooja Bose in lead roles. Earlier Sayantika Banerjee was signed to play the female lead role as Nandini, But after a few days of shooting she refused to play the character as she did not like the change made in the story. The film also has Mithun Chakraborty in guest appearance. The film is the remake of 2011 successful Telugu-language Indian feature film Oosaravelli directed by Surender Reddy starring Jr. NTR and Tamannaah Bhatia.
Rocky is the nickname of the following people:
- Rocky Agusta (born 1950), Italian race car driver
- Rocky Anderson (born 1951), former mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah
- Rocky Belk (1960–2010), American football player
- Rocky Bleier (born 1946), former American football player
- Rocky Bridges (born 1927), former Major League Baseball player and minor league manager
- Rocky Colavito (born 1933), former Major League Baseball player
- Roy L. Dennis (1961–1978), American boy afflicted with an extremely rare bone disorder, whose life was portrayed in the film Mask
- Ford Garrison (1915–2001), Major League Baseball player and coach
- Rocky Gray (born 1974), drummer of the band Evanescence
- Bob Johnson (infielder) (born 1936), former Major League Baseball player
- Rocky Juarez (born 1980), Mexican-American boxer
- Rocky Lockridge (born 1959), former professional boxer
- Rocky Marciano, Heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 9/23/1952 to 11/30/1956
- Rocky Nelson (1924–2006), Major League Baseball player
- Bobby Rhawn (1919–1984), Major League Baseball player
- David Rocastle (1967–2001), English footballer
- Nelson Rockefeller (1908–1979), American businessman, philanthropist, public servant and politician, former Vice President of the United States and Governor of New York
- Mike Rockenfeller (born 1983), German race car driver
- Saimoni Rokini (born 1972), Fijian rugby union footballer
- John Stone (baseball) (1905–1955), Major League Baseball player
- Rocky Thompson (golfer) (born 1939), American golfer
- Derek Turner (born 1932), English former rugby player
- Humbert Roque Versace (1937–1965), US Army officer awarded the Medal of Honor
- Frank C. Whitmore (1887–1947), American chemist
- Rocky Wirtz (born 1952), principal owner and chairman of the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks
- redirect Western Illinois Leathernecks#Rocky
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Rocky is a 2008 Kannada romantic drama film directed by S. K. Nagendra Urs and written by Vijay Chendur. The film features Yash and newcomer Bianca Desai in the lead roles along with Jai Jagadish, Ramesh Bhat and Santhosh in other pivotal roles.
The film featured original score and soundtrack composed by Venkat-Narayan. The film met with negative response with critics noting the screenplay and story to be following the lines of Mungaaru Male.
Rocky: Original Motion Picture Score is a soundtrack album for the 1976 film Rocky, composed by Bill Conti. It was released on vinyl in the United States on November 12, 1976 by United Artists Records, followed by a CD release by EMI Records on November 7, 1988. The soundtrack is notable for its inclusion of " Gonna Fly Now", the theme song from Rocky.
Usage examples of "rocky".
They marched then through a series of vividly colored rocky gorges, in the floors of which ran torn white rivers, and farmers tilled the rich alluvium through the short growing season.
Alice, just as she and Ambry had decided during those long evenings in their cottage on the rocky shore in Virtu.
He lay panting a moment, then started to crawl up the pathway, unwilling to trust his balky ankle on this rocky footing.
Cheered by this nearer presence of human life, our young gentleman presently gathered his benumbed powers together, arose, and after a while began slowly and feebly to climb a stony hill that lay between the rocky beach and that faint but encouraging illumination.
From this rocky stronghold they had thrown out mobile bodies to harass the British advance from the south, and every day brought Buller into closer touch with these advance guards of the enemy.
Like a few pebbles rattling down into a stoneware bowl, they descended into a rocky crater, maculated with schlock-heaps and filled with a perpetual miasma of wood-smoke.
After a special supper at the corner table in the hotel dining room, she and Mamo walk along the shore of the bay, hand in hand, heading towards the rocky place near the edge of the woods.
He had looked at Marigot, the rocky bastion in front and its gun platform.
On their right stretched the rocky wolds of the Valverras, and on the left the Caln Marish, with the same rattling stands of black reeds that they had seen before they entered Edinur.
The marlets darted and zigzagged, leaping stiff-legged across a rocky gully, then scrambled their way into a field of waist-high grain waving golden under the autumn sky.
And as the years grew she came to know all places within and around Tetuan, the town of the Moors and the Mellah of the Jews, the Kasbah and the narrow lane leading up to it, the fort on the hill and the river under the town walls, the mountains on either side of the valley, and even some of their rocky gorges.
The title was somewhat of a misnomer, however, for while hundreds of orcs had indeed died in this rocky valley in numerous battles against human legions, thousands more lived here still, lurking in the many mountain caves, poised to strike against intruders.
The Molt was so old that wrinkles showed like dark striping on his face as the warrior appeared in the fighting compartment between Hammer and the other gunner, both of them craning their necks to scan the rocky ground beside the car.
Ulwy Munt had established his research premises on a rocky plain some distance from Five City.
Faintly, from the distance, came the mushy noise of the waves on the rocky shore line.