- The definition of a rocket is a long circular device that is launched into the air.
- An example of a rocket is what helps launch a guided missile into space.
- An example of a rocket is a firecracker.
- Rocket is arugula, an edible leafy green with a slightly spicy flavor.
An example of rocket is an arugula salad.
- Rocket is defined as to rise quickly or launch ahead.
An example of rocket is a baseball player hitting a ball so hard it flies out of the park.
- any of various devices, typically cylindrical, containing liquid or solid propellants which when ignited produce hot gases or ions that escape through a rear vent and drive the container forward by the principle of reaction: simple rockets are used mainly as fireworks, signals, and projectile weapons, while more complex rockets are used to propel guided missiles, ballistic missiles, and spacecraft
- a spacecraft, missile, probe, etc. propelled by a rocket
Origin of rocketItalian rocchetta, spool or bobbin, rocket, origin, originally diminutive of rocca, distaff ; from Old High German roccho, distaff: from the resemblance in shape
- to go like a rocket; dart ahead swiftly
- to travel in a rocket
- to soar; rise rapidly: prices rocketed
- to convey in a rocket
- to attack by firing a rocket at
- to propel with or as with sudden force: a hit song rocketing a singer to stardom
- any of various plants of the crucifer family, with white, yellow, pink, or purple flowers; esp., (genus Cakile) found along seashores in Europe and North America
- arugulaalso rocket salad
- dame's violet
Origin of rocketFrench roquette ; from Italian rochetta, variant, variety of ruchetta, diminutive ; from ruca, rocket ; from Classical Latin eruca, kind of colewort
- a. A rocket engine.b. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
- A projectile weapon carrying a warhead that is powered and propelled by rockets.
- A projectile firework having a cylindrical shape and a fuse that is lit from the rear.
verbrock·et·ed, rock·et·ing, rock·ets
- To move swiftly and powerfully, as a rocket
- To fly swiftly straight up, as a game bird frightened from cover.
- To soar or rise rapidly: The book rocketed to the top of the bestseller list.
- To carry by means of a rocket.
- To assault with rockets.
Origin of rocketItalian rocchetta, diminutive of rocca, spindle, distaff, of Germanic origin.
- See arugula.
- Any of several plants of the mustard family, especially the dame's rocket and the sea rocket.
Origin of rocketMiddle English rokette, from Old French roquete, from Italian rochetta, variant of ruchetta, diminutive of ruca, arugula, from Latin ērūca.
- A rocket engine.
- (military) A non-guided missile propelled by a rocket engine.
- A vehicle propelled by a rocket engine.
- A rocket propelled firework, a skyrocket
- (slang) An ace (the playing card).
- (military slang) An angry communication (such as a letter or telegram) to a subordinate.
- A blunt lance head used in jousting.
(third-person singular simple present rockets, present participle rocketing, simple past and past participle rocketed)
From Italian rocchetta, from Old Italian rochetto (“rocket”, literally “a bobbin”), diminutive of rocca (“a distaff”), from Lombardic *rocco, *rocko (“a distaff”), from Proto-Germanic *rukkô (“a distaff”). Cognate with Old High German rocco, rocko, roccho, rocho ("a distaff"; > German Rocken (“a distaff”)), Swedish rock (“a distaff”), Icelandic rokkur (“a distaff”), Middle English rocke (“a distaff”). More at rock⁴.