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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
rocky
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a rocky beach (=with large rocks on it)
▪ They anchored the boat off a rocky beach.
a rocky cliff
▪ The forest stops where a rocky cliff falls to a saltwater lagoon.
a rocky peak
▪ The Castle is situated on a rocky peak.
a rocky slope
▪ The farmhouse is situated on a rocky slope.
a rocky/shaky start (=a rather bad start)
▪ After a shaky start, they managed two wins in five matches.
rocky
▪ the rocky coast of Maine
rocky
▪ Our guide trod carefully down the rocky path.
rocky/sandy shore
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
cliff
▪ High rocky cliffs pitted with little sandy coves melt away into long stretches of silvery beach.
▪ Souls straight out of Hieronymus Bosch tumble down rocky cliffs to their doom.
▪ Seapinks and samphire grow on the rocky cliffs.
▪ Not a waterside bird, frequenting dry country and nesting on rocky cliffs and stream banks, sometimes on ruined buildings.
▪ All around rolled wild heather-moors, overhung by rocky cliffs.
▪ It was perched on a rocky cliff overlooking a stone path to the sea some 40 feet below.
▪ This Grade 2 Listed Building is set in a rocky cliff face pointing out to sea a little way along the foreshore.
coast
▪ At sea level we would have got a different picture as the man-eating breakers punched against the rocky coast.
▪ It also bears a painting of a ship beating against a terrible storm off a rocky coast.
▪ Certain stretches of beach are notorious for frequent strandings, but there are no records of strandings along rocky coasts.
▪ A rocky coast, a scattering of wild islands.
▪ The tanker, the Braer, crashed into the rocky coast in heavy seas and gale force winds.
▪ The small harbours that line the rocky coast of Cothique hold many craft which double as warships in times of need.
ground
▪ Many gardening businesses have hit rocky ground but Waterers expects to increase turnover from £4.8m to £6m in the year to July.
▪ The seed falls on four different types of soil: the footpath, rocky ground, among thistles and on good soil.
▪ Boots are the only sensible footgear for this expedition, which in places traverses rough and rocky ground.
▪ On rocky ground the friction of rope over crests and round corners much reduces fall impacts.
hill
▪ On the top of a steep rocky hill there appeared to be a fortress, with every window lit.
▪ The moon was so bright I could see a figure running flat out up into the rocky hills.
▪ Through fences and barb-wire, over the top of a rocky hill, and down into a hidden valley.
▪ The west side of the 38 acres is surrounded by rocky hills and dusty trails that lead to nearby Lake Hodges.
▪ They approach the first rocky hill and pause.
island
▪ About thirty kilometres south-east of St Abbs Head is a group of small rocky islands not far from the mainland.
▪ Rare species like the roseate tern, which breeds on our rocky islands, are severely threatened in their wintering areas.
▪ Their breeding colonies are mainly on headlands or rocky islands off West Falkland.
outcrop
▪ The Park is a large area of open country with rocky outcrops, ancient buildings and a small river.
▪ She found Wynne-Jones resting in the overhang of a rocky outcrop, exhausted, wretched, starving.
▪ At the bottom end of the playing fields is a rocky outcrop.
▪ One last rocky outcrop of headland; it seemed to take an age to round. the waves began to decrease.
▪ Aboriginals still point to various rocky outcrops or sandstone gullies which trace the Myndie Snake's progress through the outback.
▪ There were many rocky outcrops higher up, and here we found two more tern species nesting.
▪ Circling a frozen pond, we made our way uphill to rocky outcrops.
▪ This is truly wild country dotted with rocky outcrops and, even on a clear day, occasional compass checks are reassuring.
promontory
▪ On the wall behind him there was a picture of a stag lowering its antlers on a rocky promontory beneath puffy clouds.
▪ At the far end a rocky promontory extended into deep water - a promising place for snorkelling.
▪ A fisherman is silhouetted there, standing on a rocky promontory.
road
▪ Twelve years of mountaineering had prepared me well for the rocky road ahead-or so I hoped.
shore
▪ This in turn compelled me to further investigate the fascinating world of rocky shores.
▪ Miss Buechler is talking about the pilgrims coming to a rocky shore to spend a winter of hardship in the new land.
▪ In the spring the clan chief's steward came ashore to find the last surviving woman on the rocky shore.
▪ We make a beeline for the rocky shore.
▪ Ranks of houses stretched away into the distance like waves breaking on a rocky shore, their slate roofs glistening.
▪ The cliff sloped to a rocky shore where breakers thundered against the ledges about three hundred yards from where he was.
▪ A rocky shore almost certainly provides a clearer echo than a sandy slope or mud flat.
slope
▪ The farmhouse rests on a rocky slope and is surrounded by beech trees.
▪ I sat on the rocky slope above Gay Acres, not wanting to stain my white shorts on the grass.
▪ Its steep sides are thronged with Goblin strongholds and its rocky slopes overlay caves and tunnels that are riddled with evil creatures.
▪ He was clearly uneasy as he peered down the rocky slope.
▪ At the next junction turn left, descend the rocky slope and through a gate.
▪ There were cracks in the walls and the steps up to the entrance had been reduced to an uneven and rocky slope.
▪ To Maggie, though, the city was dominated by the superb cathedral and the rocky slopes of the mountains.
▪ The trail traverses the steep, rocky slopes of Mulldonoch and continues above the valley of the Buchan Burn to Benyellary.
start
▪ A fuel shortage got the holiday season off to a rocky start, and promises to cause further problems this month.
▪ Despite this happy event, the marriage seemingly got off to a rocky start.
▪ The rocky start was caused by traders who thought they detected a whiff of inflation in the air.
terrain
▪ Three of the meteorites were found on rocky terrain where they may have fallen directly or been deposited by melted ice.
▪ She writes long sentences without verbs, as if the rocky terrain inevitably makes action difficult.
▪ This helps to avoid twisting an ankle when stalking these animals on the rocky terrain they favour.
▪ We acquired our nickname, the Goats, in the Peninsular War when we proved our worth in rocky terrain.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
the Rocky Mountains
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The village sits on a rocky hill overlooking the Mediterranean.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ At the bottom end of the playing fields is a rocky outcrop.
▪ From Mount Ampenan, and over the rocky coastline and long golden beaches is a sight to behold.
▪ I sat on the rocky slope above Gay Acres, not wanting to stain my white shorts on the grass.
▪ Now the rocky, irregular moonscape was all around us.
▪ On the wall behind him there was a picture of a stag lowering its antlers on a rocky promontory beneath puffy clouds.
▪ Once the land round it was worked, but no one these days would break his back over soil so rocky and barren.
▪ The moon was so bright I could see a figure running flat out up into the rocky hills.
▪ We pass rocky beaches, secret inlets, muddy coves, dark hidden sea caves pounded by surf.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Rocky

Rocky \Rock"y\, a.

  1. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky shore.

  2. Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield.
    --Milton.

  3. Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.
    --Shak.

    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
rocky

"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".

Wiktionary
rocky

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.

WordNet
rocky
  1. adj. abounding in rocks or stones; "rocky fields"; "stony ground"; "bouldery beaches" [syn: bouldery, bouldered, stony]

  2. liable to rock; "on high rocky heels"

  3. full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time" [syn: rough]

  4. [also: rockiest, rockier]

Gazetteer
Rocky, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 174
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.
Headwords:
Rocky, OK
Rocky
Wikipedia
Rocky

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 (comic strip)

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 (disambiguation)

Rocky is a 1976 film starring Sylvester Stallone.

Rocky may also refer to:

Rocky (2002 video game)

Rocky is a fighting video game released in 2002 by Rage Software. The game is based on the Rocky movies.

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 (2006 Hindi film)

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 (1987 video game)

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 (film series)

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 (1981 film)

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 (song)

"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 (2013 film)

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 (nickname)

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
Rocky (mascot)
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Rocky (2008 film)

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 (soundtrack)

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.

Rocky (slot machine)

Rocky is casino slot machine, that has an online version, which can be played for free. Rocky is primarily based on action movie star Sylvester Stallone's popular action movie series. Rocky Balboa is a title character of Rocky slot machine game.

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.