Meaning of ROCK in English

ROCK

n. 25B6; noun

a gully strewn with rocks : BOULDER, stone, pebble; Austral. informal goolie. See list.

a castle built on a rock : CRAG, cliff, outcrop.

he was the rock on which they relied : FOUNDATION, cornerstone, support, prop, mainstay; tower of strength, bulwark, anchor.

(informal) she wore a massive rock : DIAMOND (RING), jewel, precious stone. See list at gem .

litho-, petro-.

25A0; on the rocks (informal)

her marriage is on the rocks : IN DIFFICULTY, in trouble, breaking up, over; in tatters, in ruins, ruined.

a Scotch on the rocks : WITH ICE, on ice.

Rocks

See also gem s, mineral s. psammite

sedimentary pyroxenite

arenite quartzite

argillite schist

breccia serpentinite

chalk slate

chert verdite

claystone igneous

coal andesite

conglomerate anorthosite

diatomite aplite

dolomite basalt

flint breccia

ironstone diorite

limestone dolerite

marl dunite

mudstone elvan

oil shale felsite

oolite gabbro

phosphorite granite

pisolite greenstone

radiolarite kimberlite

rag lamprophyre

rudite lava

sandstone monzonite

shale obsidian

siltstone ophiolite

tillite pegmatite

metamorphic peridotite

amphibolite phonolite

blueschist picrite

eclogite porphyry

epidiorite pumice

epidosite rhyolite

gneiss syenite

granulite tephrite

hornfels tonalite

lapis lazuli trachyte

marble trap

mica schist tuff

mylonite variolite

phyllite vitrophyre

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