What is rock?

  • (noun): (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable.
    Example: "He was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Rock - Other Uses
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Psychedelic Rock
... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of ... and The Yardbirds, emerging as a genre during the mid 1960s among folk rock and blues rock bands in the United Kingdom and United States, such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Jimi ... It reached a peak in between 1967 and 1969 with the Summer of Love and Woodstock Rock Festival, becoming an international musical movement and associated with a ...
Minnesota - Culture - Entertainment
... Main article Music of Minnesota Minnesotan musicians of many genres include rock star Prince, harmony singers The Andrews Sisters, rockabilly star Eddie Cochran, folk musician Bob Dylan, surf band The ...
XETRA-FM - History
... of KROQ-FM and switched formats to "rock of the 80s" (modern rock). 91X on-air personality Jim LaMarca recounts the transition "The day 91X (XETRA-FM) went Rock of the 80s, almost no one knew it was coming so there was no speculation ... He said, 'This is 91X Rock of the 80s and this is "Sex" from Berlin.' Everyone at the station (remember he is now in Mexico 30 minutes away) thought this song was too weird ...
43 Songs - Background
... Sweden) and Univers Zero (Belgium), was one of the five original Rock in Opposition (RIO) bands that performed at the inaugural RIO festival in London on 12 ... studio albums between 1976 and 1985, and their music has been described as "Art rock with a twisted A" ... Their compositions are "fractured" elements of jazz, rock and pop with unusual structures that sometimes sound like "demented and absurdist small-orchestra hymns" ...

More definitions of "rock":

  • (verb): Cause to move back and forth.
    Example: "Rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"
    Synonyms: sway
  • (noun): A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter.
    Example: "He threw a rock at me"
    Synonyms: stone
  • (noun): Hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored.
    Synonyms: rock candy
  • (noun): Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust.
    Example: "That mountain is solid rock"
    Synonyms: stone
  • (verb): Move back and forth or sideways.
    Synonyms: sway, shake
  • (noun): United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984).
    Synonyms: John Rock
  • (noun): Pitching dangerously to one side.
    Synonyms: careen, sway, tilt

Famous quotes containing the word rock:

    Amongst the learned the lawyers claim first place, the most self-satisfied class of people, as they roll their rock of Sisyphus and string together six hundred laws in the same breath, no matter whether relevant or not, piling up opinion on opinion and gloss on gloss to make their profession seem the most difficult of all. Anything which causes trouble has special merit in their eyes.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)

    When the rock was hid by the surges’ swell,
    The mariners heard the warning bell,
    And then they knew the perilous rock,
    And bless’d the Abbot of Aberbrothok.
    Robert Southey (1774–1843)

    I’m headed for a land that’s far away
    Beside the crystal fountains.
    So come with me, we’ll go and see
    The Big Rock Candy Mountains.
    —Unknown. The Big Rock Candy Mountains (l. 5–8)