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rock·et 1

n.
1.
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.
2. A projectile weapon carrying a warhead that is powered and propelled by rockets.
3. A projectile firework having a cylindrical shape and a fuse that is lit from the rear.
v. rock·et·ed, rock·et·ing, rock·ets
v.intr.
1. To move swiftly and powerfully, as a rocket
2. To fly swiftly straight up, as a game bird frightened from cover.
3. To soar or rise rapidly: The book rocketed to the top of the bestseller list.
v.tr.
1. To carry by means of a rocket.
2. To assault with rockets.

[Italian rocchetta, diminutive of rocca, spindle, distaff, of Germanic origin.]

rock·et 2

 (rŏk′ĭt)
n.
1. See arugula.
2. Any of several plants of the mustard family, especially the dame's rocket and the sea rocket.

[Middle English rokette, from Old French roquete, from Italian rochetta, variant of ruchetta, diminutive of ruca, arugula, from Latin ērūca.]

rocket

(ˈrɒkɪt)
n
1. (Astronautics) a self-propelling device, esp a cylinder containing a mixture of solid explosives, used as a firework, distress signal, line carrier, etc
2. a self-propelling device, esp a cylinder containing a mixture of solid explosives, used as a firework, distress signal, line carrier, etc
3. (Astronautics)
a. any vehicle propelled by a rocket engine, esp one used to carry a warhead, spacecraft, etc
b. (as modifier): rocket propulsion; rocket launcher.
4. informal Brit and NZ a severe reprimand (esp in the phrase get a rocket)
vb, -ets, -eting or -eted
5. (Astronautics) (tr) to propel (a missile, spacecraft, etc) by means of a rocket
6. (intr; foll by off, away, etc) to move off at high speed
7. (intr) to rise rapidly: he rocketed to the top.
[C17: from Old French roquette, from Italian rochetto a little distaff, from rocca distaff, of Germanic origin]

rocket

(ˈrɒkɪt)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: arugula a Mediterranean plant, Eruca sativa, having yellowish-white flowers and leaves used as a salad: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. (Plants) any of several plants of the related genus Sisymbrium, esp S. irio (London rocket), which grow on waste ground and have pale yellow flowers
3. (Plants) yellow rocket any of several yellow-flowered plants of the related genus Barbarea, esp B. vulgaris
4. (Plants) sea rocket any of several plants of the related genus Cakile, esp C. maritima, which grow along the seashores of Europe and North America and have mauve, pink, or white flowers
5. (Plants) dame's rocket another name for dame's violet
[C16: from French roquette, from Italian rochetta, from Latin ērūca a caterpillar, hairy plant]

rock•et1

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(ˈrɒk ɪt)

n.
1. any of various tubelike devices containing combustibles that on being ignited propel the tube through the air: used for pyrotechnic effect, signaling, hurling explosives, launching a space vehicle, etc.
2. a space capsule or vehicle put into orbit by such devices.
v.t.
4. to move or transport by means of a rocket.
v.i.
5. to move like a rocket.
6. (of game birds) to fly straight up rapidly when flushed.
[1605–15; (< French roquette) < Italian rocchetta, diminutive of rocca distaff (with reference to its shape) < Gothic *rukka, c. Old Norse rokkr, Middle Dutch rocke, Old High German rocco (German Rocken)]
rock′et•like`, adj.

rock•et2

(ˈrɒk ɪt)

n.
1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family, and related genera. Compare dame's rocket.
2. Also called roquette. arugula.
[1520–30; < French roquette < Italian ruchetta, diminutive of ruca < Latin ērūca arugula]

rock·et

(rŏk′ĭt)
A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.

rocket

A self-propelled vehicle whose trajectory or course, while in flight, cannot be controlled.

rocket


Past participle: rocketed
Gerund: rocketing

Imperative
rocket
rocket
Present
I rocket
you rocket
he/she/it rockets
we rocket
you rocket
they rocket
Preterite
I rocketed
you rocketed
he/she/it rocketed
we rocketed
you rocketed
they rocketed
Present Continuous
I am rocketing
you are rocketing
he/she/it is rocketing
we are rocketing
you are rocketing
they are rocketing
Present Perfect
I have rocketed
you have rocketed
he/she/it has rocketed
we have rocketed
you have rocketed
they have rocketed
Past Continuous
I was rocketing
you were rocketing
he/she/it was rocketing
we were rocketing
you were rocketing
they were rocketing
Past Perfect
I had rocketed
you had rocketed
he/she/it had rocketed
we had rocketed
you had rocketed
they had rocketed
Future
I will rocket
you will rocket
he/she/it will rocket
we will rocket
you will rocket
they will rocket
Future Perfect
I will have rocketed
you will have rocketed
he/she/it will have rocketed
we will have rocketed
you will have rocketed
they will have rocketed
Future Continuous
I will be rocketing
you will be rocketing
he/she/it will be rocketing
we will be rocketing
you will be rocketing
they will be rocketing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rocketing
you have been rocketing
he/she/it has been rocketing
we have been rocketing
you have been rocketing
they have been rocketing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rocketing
you will have been rocketing
he/she/it will have been rocketing
we will have been rocketing
you will have been rocketing
they will have been rocketing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rocketing
you had been rocketing
he/she/it had been rocketing
we had been rocketing
you had been rocketing
they had been rocketing
Conditional
I would rocket
you would rocket
he/she/it would rocket
we would rocket
you would rocket
they would rocket
Past Conditional
I would have rocketed
you would have rocketed
he/she/it would have rocketed
we would have rocketed
you would have rocketed
they would have rocketed

rocket

A peppery salad leaf plant widely used in Italian cooking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rocket - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket enginerocket - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
multistage rocket, step rocket - a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
research rocket, test instrument vehicle, test rocket - a rocket fired for test purposes
vehicle - a conveyance that transports people or objects
2.rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsionrocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
booster rocket, booster unit, takeoff booster, takeoff rocket, booster - the first stage of a multistage rocket
jet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
nuclear rocket - a rocket engine in which a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellant
retrorocket - a small rocket engine on a larger rocket or spacecraft that is fired to slow or alter its course
rocket, projectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
space rocket - a rocket powerful enough to travel into outer space
thruster - a small rocket engine that provides the thrust needed to maneuver a spacecraft
3.rocket - erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tenderrocket - erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
Eruca, genus Eruca - annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
4.rocket - propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
5.rocket - sends a firework display high into the sky
firework, pyrotechnic - (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.
Verb1.rocket - shoot up abruptly, like a rocket; "prices skyrocketed"
go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
2.rocket - propel with a rocket
propel, impel - cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"

rocket

noun
1. missile, projectile There has been a rocket attack on the capital.
verb
1. escalate, rise, soar, spiral, shoot up, increase dramatically, go through the roof Fresh food is so scarce that prices have rocketed sharply.
2. zoom, shoot, career, speed, tear, whizz A train rocketed by.

rocket

verb
2. To rise abruptly and precipitously:
Informal: shoot up.
Translations
صَارُوخصاروخ الألعاب النّاريَّهصاروخ فَضاءيَرْتَفِع كالصّاروخ
raketaprudce stoupat
raket
rakettisyöksyä
raketa
gyorsan emelkedikröppentyű
eldflaugeldflaug; flugskeyti; flugeldursnarhækka
ロケット
로켓
šauti į viršų
strauji celties
racheta
raketa
raket
จรวด
roketbirden fırlamakfüze
tên lửa

rocket

1 [ˈrɒkɪt]
A. N
1. (Mil) → cohete m; (= space rocket) → cohete m espacial
2. (= firework) → cohete m
3. (Brit) (fig) to get a rocket from sbrecibir una peluca de algn
to give sb a rocket (for the mistake)echar un rapapolvo a algn (por el error)
B. VI to rocket upwardssubir como un cohete
to rocket to the moonir en cohete a la luna
to rocket to fameascender vertiginosamente a la fama
prices have rocketedlos precios han subido vertiginosamente
C. VT (Mil) → atacar con cohetes
D. CPD rocket attack Nataque m con cohetes
rocket launcher Nlanzacohetes m inv
rocket propulsion Npropulsión f a cohete
rocket range Nbase f de lanzamiento de cohetes
rocket science Nastronáutica f (de cohetes)
this isn't rocket sciencepara esto no hay que saber latín
rocket scientist Ningeniero/a m/f astronáutico/a
it doesn't take a rocket scientist tono hace falta ser una lumbrera para ...

rocket

2 [ˈrɒkɪt] N (Bot) → oruga f

rocket

[ˈrɒkɪt]
n
(= spacecraft) → fusée f
(= missile) → fusée f, roquette f
(= firework) → fusée f
(for salads)roquette f
vi
[prices] → monter en flèche
(= move fast) → être propulsé(e)
to rocket to fame → devenir célèbre du jour au lendemainrocket attack nattaque f à la roquetterocket fuel npropergol mrocket launcher nlance-roquettes m invrocket-propelled [ˌrɒkɪtprəˈpɛld] adjautopropulsé(e)rocket range n
within rocket range → à portée de missilesrocket research nrecherches fpl aérospatialesrocket science nfuséologie f
it's not rocket science (= not that difficult) → ce n'est pas sorcierrocket scientist nspécialiste mf des fuséesrock face nparoi f rocheuserock fall nchute f de pierresrock formation nformation f rocheuserock garden nrocaille frock-hard rock hard [ˌrɒkˈhɑːrd] adjdur(e) comme la pierre

rocket

n
Rakete f
(Brit inf: = reprimand) → Anschiss m (inf); to get a rocketeinen Anschiss bekommen (inf); to give somebody a rocketjdm einen Anschiss verpassen (inf)
vi (prices)hochschießen, hochschnellen; to rocket to fameüber Nacht berühmt werden; (person also)kometenhaft aufsteigen; he went rocketing past my door (inf)er zischte or schoss (wie ein geölter Blitz) an meiner Tür vorbei (inf)

rocket

in cpdsRaketen-;
rocket attack
nRaketenangriff m
rocket fuel
rocket launcher
nRaketenabschussgerät nt; (on plane) → Raketenwerfer m; (multiple) → Stalinorgel f
rocket projector
n (Mil) → Raketenwerfer m

rocket

:
rocket science
nRaketentechnik f; it’s hardly rocket (inf)so schwer kann das doch nicht sein
rocket scientist
nRaketentechniker(in) m(f); it doesn’t take a rocket to … (inf)man muss kein Genie sein, um zu …
rocket ship
nRaketenträger m; (rocket-propelled) → Raketenschiff nt
rocket silo
nRaketensilo nt

rocket

1 [ˈrɒkɪt]
1. nrazzo
to fire or send up a rocket → lanciare un razzo
to give sb a rocket (fig) (fam) → fare un cicchetto a qn
2. vi (prices) → salire alle stelle

rocket

2 [ˈrɒkɪt] n (Bot) → ruchetta, rucola

rocket

(ˈrokit) noun
1. a tube containing materials which, when set on fire, give off a jet of gas which drives the tube forward, usually up into the air, used eg as a firework, for signalling, or for launching a spacecraft.
2. a spacecraft launched in this way. The Americans have sent a rocket to Mars.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈrocketed
to rise or increase very quickly. Bread prices have rocketed.

rocket

صَارُوخ raketa raket Rakete πύραυλος cohete raketti fusée raketa razzo ロケット 로켓 raket rakett rakieta foguete ракета raket จรวด roket tên lửa 火箭