Word of the Day: Rock

rock / räk

 

noun

 

  1. a large stone mass, often forming a cliff

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826

 

  1. a mass of solid mineral material

Better to have a diamond with a few small flaws than a rock that is perfect.

Indian Proverb

 

  1. foundation

[Love] is the rock on which all else stands.

Nora Roberts, 1950-

 

verb

 

  1. to sway from side to side

Just because the boat rocks doesn’t mean it’s time to jump.

from ‘The Keeper’ by Suzanne Woods Fisher, ?-

 

  1. to cause to move to and fro

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny.

South African Proverb

 

  1. to disturb in a violent manner

Widespread protests against alleged electoral fraud have rocked the country.

wnyc.studios.org/story/look-central-america-why-migrants-come-us

 

  1. to deeply affect emotionally

I remember being absolutely rocked to my core by how profoundly I could love another human being.

Cheryl Strayed, 1968-

 

  1. slang, to be excellent or enjoyable

Free speech not only lives, it rocks!

Oprah Winfrey, 1954-