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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XETRA-FM - History
... On January 11, 1983 at 6PM, 91X followed in the footsteps of KROQ-FM and switched formats to "rock of the 80s" (modern rock) ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 March 1978 ... 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 ...
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 ... The Beatles, The Byrds, 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 ... 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 ...
Rock - Other Uses
... ROCK1, human gene Rock or islet, small island Rock, or distaff, a tool used in spinning Rock, slang term for crack cocaine Enlarged Jewellery, such as ... military officers' organization The Rock (Radio station), a New Zealand rock music radio station Mangrove red snapper, sometimes called rock salmon ...

More definitions of "Rock":

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

Famous quotes containing the word rock:

    The Wind begun to rock the Grass
    With threatening Tunes and low—
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    The new sound-sphere is global. It ripples at great speed across languages, ideologies, frontiers and races.... The economics of this musical esperanto is staggering. Rock and pop breed concentric worlds of fashion, setting and life-style. Popular music has brought with it sociologies of private and public manner, of group solidarity. The politics of Eden come loud.
    George Steiner (b. 1929)

    “O what unlucky streak
    Twisting inside me, made me break the line?
    What was the rock my gliding childhood struck,
    And what bright unreal path has led me here?”
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)