Rocket meaning

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Rocket is arugula, an edible leafy green with a slightly spicy flavor.

An example of rocket is an arugula salad.

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A spacecraft, missile, probe, etc. propelled by a rocket.
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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.
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To propel with or as with sudden force.

A hit song rocketing a singer to stardom.

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A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
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To carry by means of a rocket.
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(military slang) An angry communication (such as a letter or telegram) to a subordinate.
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Any of various plants of the crucifer family, with white, yellow, pink, or purple flowers; esp., sea rocket (genus Cakile) found along seashores in Europe and North America.
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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.

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To assault with rockets.
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A projectile weapon carrying a warhead that is powered and propelled by rockets.
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To carry something in a rocket.
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To attack something with rockets.
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The leaf vegetable Eruca sativa or Eruca vesicaria.
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To travel in a rocket.
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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.

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A projectile firework having a cylindrical shape and a fuse that is lit from the rear.
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To move swiftly and powerfully, as a rocket.
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To fly swiftly straight up, as a game bird frightened from cover.
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To soar or rise rapidly.

The book rocketed to the top of the bestseller list.

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Any of several plants of the mustard family, especially the dame's rocket and the sea rocket.
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To go like a rocket; dart ahead swiftly.
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To soar; rise rapidly.

Prices rocketed.

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To convey in a rocket.
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To attack by firing a rocket at.
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A rocket engine.
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(military) A non-guided missile propelled by a rocket engine.
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A vehicle propelled by a rocket engine.
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A rocket propelled firework, a skyrocket.
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(slang) An ace (the playing card).
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Origin of rocket

  • Middle English rokette from Old French roquete from Italian rochetta variant of ruchetta diminutive of ruca arugula from Latin ērūca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian rocchetta diminutive of rocca spindle, distaff of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • French roquette, Italian ruchetta, diminutive of ruca, Latin eruca. Cognate to arugula.

    From Wiktionary