Word of the Day: Rock
rock / räk
- 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
- a mass of solid mineral material
Better to have a diamond with a few small flaws than a rock that is perfect.
[Love] is the rock on which all else stands.
Nora Roberts, 1950-
- 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, ?-
- to cause to move to and fro
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny.
South African Proverb
- to disturb in a violent manner
Widespread protests against alleged electoral fraud have rocked the country.
- to deeply affect emotionally
I remember being absolutely rocked to my core by how profoundly I could love another human being.
Cheryl Strayed, 1968-
- slang, to be excellent or enjoyable
Free speech not only lives, it rocks!
Oprah Winfrey, 1954-