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ROCKET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rocket mean? 

ROCKET (noun)
  The noun ROCKET has 5 senses:

1. any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
2. a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
3. erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
4. propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
5. sends a firework display high into the sky

  Familiarity information: ROCKET used as a noun is common.


ROCKET (verb)
  The verb ROCKET has 2 senses:

1. shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
2. propel with a rocket

  Familiarity information: ROCKET used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROCKET (noun)


Sense 1rocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rocket; projectile

Hypernyms ("rocket" is a kind of...):

vehicle (a conveyance that transports people or objects)

Meronyms (parts of "rocket"):

rocket; rocket engine (a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rocket"):

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)

research rocket; test instrument vehicle; test rocket (a rocket fired for test purposes)


Sense 2rocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rocket engine; rocket

Hypernyms ("rocket" is a kind of...):

jet engine (a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rocket"):

booster; booster rocket; booster unit; takeoff booster; takeoff rocket (the first stage of a multistage rocket)

thruster (a small rocket engine that provides the thrust needed to maneuver a spacecraft)

space rocket (a rocket powerful enough to travel into outer space)

retrorocket (a small rocket engine on a larger rocket or spacecraft that is fired to slow or alter its course)

nuclear rocket (a rocket engine in which a nuclear reactor is used to heat a propellant)

Holonyms ("rocket" is a part of...):

projectile; rocket (any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine)


Sense 3rocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

roquette; rocket salad; garden rocket; Eruca vesicaria sativa; Eruca sativa; arugula; rocket

Hypernyms ("rocket" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Holonyms ("rocket" is a member of...):

Eruca; genus Eruca (annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region)


Sense 4rocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

skyrocket; rocket

Hypernyms ("rocket" is a kind of...):

visual signal (a signal that involves visual communication)


Sense 5rocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sends a firework display high into the sky

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

skyrocket; rocket

Hypernyms ("rocket" is a kind of...):

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.)


ROCKET (verb)


Sense 1rocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

rocket; skyrocket

Context example:

prices skyrocketed

Hypernyms (to "rocket" is one way to...):

arise; come up; go up; lift; move up; rise; uprise (move upward)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2rocket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Propel with a rocket

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "rocket" is one way to...):

impel; propel (cause to move forward with force)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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