American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rocket engine.
- n. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
- n. A projectile weapon carrying a warhead that is powered and propelled by rockets.
- n. A projectile firework having a cylindrical shape and a fuse that is lit from the rear.
- v. To move swiftly and powerfully, as a rocket
- v. To fly swiftly straight up, as a game bird frightened from cover.
- v. To soar or rise rapidly: The book rocketed to the top of the bestseller list.
- v. To carry by means of a rocket.
- v. To assault with rockets.
- n. See arugula.
- n. Any of several plants of the mustard family, especially the dame's rocket and the sea rocket.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cylindrical tube of pasteboard or metal filled with a mixture of niter, sulphur, charcoal, etc., which, on being ignited at the base, propels the tube forward by the impact of the liberated gases against the atmosphere. Rockets are used for various purposes.
- n. The lever by which a forge-bellows is inflated.
- To fly straight up rapidly when flushed, as a pheasant.
- n. In old usage, the salad-plant Eruca sativa. See Eruca.
- n. In modern usage, a plant of the genus Hesperis, chiefly H. matronalis, also called dame's-violet or -rocket, garden-rocket, or white rocket. This is a somewhat coarse standard garden plant with racemes of rather large flowers, which are fragrant after dark. They are naturally pinkish and single, but in cultivation have double varieties both white and purple. H. tristis is the night-scented rocket or stock.
- n. One of various other plants, chiefly Cruciferæ. See phrases.
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of rochet.
- n. A portion.
- n. Same as water-rocket, 3.
- n. A rocket engine.
- n. military A non-guided missile propelled by a rocket engine.
- n. A vehicle propelled by a rocket engine.
- n. A rocket propelled firework, a skyrocket
- n. slang An ace (the playing card).
- n. military slang An angry communication (such as a letter or telegram) to a subordinate.
- v. To accelerate swiftly and powerfully
- v. To fly vertically
- v. To rise or soar rapidly
- v. To carry something in a rocket
- v. To attack something with rockets
- n. The leaf vegetable Eruca sativa.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad.
- n. Damewort.
- n. Rocket larkspur. See below.
- n. An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition. Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and also for pyrotechnic display.
- n. A blunt lance head used in the joust.
- n. any flying device propelled by the reactive force of hot gases expelled in the direction opposite its motion. The fuel used to generate the expelled gases in rockets may be solid or liquid; rockets propelled by liquid fuels typically have a combustible fuel (such as hydrogen or kerosene) which is combined inside the rocket engine with an oxidizer, such as liquid oxygen. Single liquid fuels (called monopropellants) are also known. Since rocket engines do not depend on a surrounding fluid medium to generate their thrust, as do airplanes with propellers or jet engines, they may be used for propulsion in the vacuum of space.
- v. (Sporting), engraving To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective.
- v. shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
- v. propel with a rocket
- n. erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
- n. sends a firework display high into the sky
- n. a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
- n. any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
- n. propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
- French roquette, Italian ruchetta, diminutive of ruca, Latin eruca. Cognate to arugula. (Wiktionary)
- Italian rocchetta, diminutive of rocca, spindle, distaff, of Germanic origin.Middle English rokette, from Old French roquette, from Italian rochetta, variant of ruchetta, diminutive of ruca, a kind of cabbage, from Latin ērūca. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The TAURUS rocket is scrap -- in rocket science, a 66% success rate sucks by any performance measure.”
“This rocket is already extant and has a flight history.”
“After all, a rocket is a rocket, no matter how small.”
“ROBERTS: Breaking right now, a senior military official telling CNN that North Korea is fueling what it calls a rocket, and could launch it by Saturday.”
“In an announcement carried by state-run media on Tuesday, North Korea said it is "making brisk headway" for the launch of what it called a rocket carrying the nation's second experimental communications satellite.”
“A Continental Airlines pilot reported being startled by what he described as a rocket that shot past his cockpit window Monday when the plane was about eight miles north of George Bush Intercontinental Airport.”
“They are using what they called rocket-assisted projectiles.”
“This was a heavy barrage of what they call rocket-assisted projectiles, coming from 155 millimeter Howitzers, that's a very big gun, firing directly over our heads, as you can hear the rounds passing over us and then several seconds later hear the loud clap as they impact on what was believed to be Republican Guard -- a Republican Guard division that may be dug in or in place out there.”
“BURNS: Can you say anything more than that because we did hear -- about an hour and a half ago, we heard what you described as a rocket attack by your forces on a buildup of Taliban forces not far from here, the front line being about 45 kilometers north -- 50 kilometers north of Kabul.”
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