Synonyms for rock


1. rock, stone, natural object
usage: a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
2. rock, stone, material, stuff
usage: 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"
3. Rock, John Rock
usage: United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
4. rock, good person
usage: (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
5. rock candy, rock, candy, confect
usage: hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
6. rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock, rock music, popular music, popular music genre
usage: 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."
7. rock, careen, sway, tilt, lurch, pitch, pitching
usage: pitching dangerously to one side


1. rock, sway, shake, move back and forth
usage: move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
2. rock, sway, move, displace
usage: cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
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