- the solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil or oceans；a mass of rock projecting above the earth's surface or out of the sea
noun: rock, plural noun: rocks
- 1. the solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil or oceans the beds of rock are slightly tilted a piece of rock
- ▪ a mass of rock projecting above the earth's surface or out of the sea there are dangerous rocks around the island 同義詞
- ▪ any natural material, hard or soft (e.g. clay), having a distinctive mineral composition.
- ▪ Gibraltar.
- ▪ Canadian informal a name for Newfoundland
- 2. a large piece of rock which has become detached from a cliff or mountain; a boulder the stream flowed through a jumble of rocks
- ▪ North American a stone of any size, especially one small enough to be picked up and used as a projectile the crowd threw a few rocks and dispersed 同義詞
- ▪ British a kind of hard confectionery in the form of cylindrical peppermint-flavored sticks a stick of rock
- ▪ informal a precious stone, especially a diamond. 同義詞
- ▪ informal a small piece of crack cocaine crack sells for $20 a rock the police discovered six ounces of rock in his van
- ▪ vulgar slang testicles.
- 3. used to refer to someone or something that is extremely strong, reliable, or hard imagining himself as the last rock of civilization being swept over by a wave of barbarism 同義詞
- ▪ (especially with allusion to shipwrecks) a source of danger or destruction the new system is heading for the rocks
- 4. US informal, dated money.