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silt | rock |

As a noun silt

is .

As a verb rock is





  • Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.
  • Material with similar physical characteristics, whatever its origins or transport.
  • (geology) A particle from 3.9 to 62.5 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
  • See also

    * alluvium * varve


    (en verb)
  • To clog or fill with silt.
  • To become clogged with silt.
  • To flow through crevices; to percolate.
  • Derived terms

    * silt up


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    (wikipedia rock)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) rocke, ).http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=rock&searchmode=none


  • (uncountable) The naturally occurring aggregate of solid mineral matter that constitutes a significant part of the earth's crust.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=28, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= High and wet , passage=Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale.
  • A mass of stone projecting out of the ground or water.
  • (UK) A boulder or large stone; or (US, Canada) a smaller stone; a pebble.
  • A large hill or island having no vegetation.
  • * Pearl, Wikipedia [http://www.answers.com/topic/paarl]
  • The location is particularly well known for its Pearl Mountain or "Pearl Rock'". This huge granite rock is formed by three rounded outcrops that make up Pearl Mountain and has been compared in majesty to Uluru (formerly known as ' Ayers Rock ) in Australia."
  • (figuratively) Something that is strong, stable, and dependable; a person who provides security or support to another.
  • * 1611 , (w), ,
  • And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
  • * 1991 , Robert Harling and Andrew Bergman, (Soapdish) , Paramount Pictures,
  • Celeste Talbert: She is my rock , my right hand.
  • (geology) Any natural material with a distinctive composition of minerals.
  • (slang) A precious stone or gem, especially a diamond.
  • A lump or cube of ice.
  • (British, uncountable) A type of confectionery made from sugar in the shape of a stick, traditionally having some text running through its length.
  • (US, slang) A crystallized lump of crack cocaine.
  • (US, slang) An unintelligent person, especially one who repeats mistakes.
  • (South Africa, slang, derogatory) An Afrikaner.
  • An extremely conservative player who is willing to play only the very strongest hands.
  • (basketball, informal) A basketball (ball).
  • A fish, the striped bass.
  • A fish, the huss or rock salmon.
  • We ordered rock and chips to take away.
    * (natural mineral aggregate) stone * (projecting mass of rock) cliff * (boulder or large stone) boulder, pebble, stone * foundation, support * (precious stone or gem) gem, diamond * (lump of ice) ice, ice cube * (crystallized lump of crack cocaine) crack * (Afrikaner) Afrikaner
    Derived terms
    * bedrock * between a rock and a hard place * dumb as rocks/dumb as a box of rocks * get one's rocks off * hit the rock * hit the rocks * on the rocks * rock bottom * rock crystal * rock dove * Rock English * rockery * rock garden * rock hard * rock hound * rockiness * rockness * Rock of Ages * rock pigeon * rock rabbit * rock salt * rock scorpion * rock solid * rocky * see rocks ahead * solid as a rock * steady as a rock * sunken rock * the Rock * The Rock


    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) rokken, from (etyl) roccian, from (etyl) ).


    (en verb)
  • (transitive, and, intransitive) To move gently back and forth.
  • * , chapter=12
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=To Edward […] he was terrible, nerve-inflaming, poisonously asphyxiating. He sat rocking himself in the late Mr. Churchill's swing chair, smoking and twaddling.}}
  • To cause to shake or sway violently.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • A rising earthquake rocked the ground.
  • To sway or tilt violently back and forth.
  • To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker.
  • To disturb the emotional equilibrium of; to distress; to greatly impact (most often positively).
  • (intransitive) To do well or to be operating at high efficiency.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=April 24, author=Phil Dawkes, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea , passage=The Blues' challenge had been rocking at that point, with Terry's centre-back partner Gary Cahill lost to injury and Barca having just levelled the tie through Busquets's neat, close-range finish from Isaac Cuenca's pull-back.}}
  • (euphemistic) to make love to or have sex with someone.
  • ": I just wanna rock you, all night long.
    ": Rock''' me gently, '''rock me slowly, take it easy, don't you know, 'cause I have never been loved like this before.
    Derived terms
    * rock along * rock and roll * rock with laughter * rocker * rockily * rocking chair * rocky * rocky chair * rock the boat * rock-a-bye * the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world


    (en noun)
  • An act of rocking.
  • Etymology 3

    Shortened from rock and roll. Since the meaning of (term) has adapted to mean a simpler, more modern, metal-like genre, (term) has generally been left referring to earlier forms such as that of the 1950s, notably more swing-oriented style.


  • A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals.
  • Synonyms
    * (style of music)


    (en verb)
  • To play, perform, or enjoy rock music, especially with a lot of skill or energy.
  • Let’s rock !
  • (slang) To be very favourable or skilful; to excel.
  • Chocolate rocks .
  • to thrill or excite, especially with rock music
  • Let's rock this joint!
  • to do something with excitement yet skillfully
  • I need to rock a piss.
  • To wear (a piece of clothing, outfit etc.) successfully or with style; to carry off (a particular look, style).
  • * 2011 , Tim Jonze, The Guardian , 29 Apr 2011:
  • Take today, where she's rocking that well-known fashion combo – a Tory Burch outfit offset with a whacking great bruise attained by smacking her head on a plane's overhead lockers.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 8 , author= , title=Rhianna dazzles at the Met Gala , work=The Sun newspaper citation , passage= Rihanna was the pick of the best bunch, rocking a black backless crocodile dress from Tom Ford’s Autumn 2012 collection}}
    * (be very favourable or skilful) rule
    * (be very favourable or skilful) suck
    Derived terms
    * acid rock * alternative rock * Britrock * Christian rock * cock rock * country rock * dadrock * deathrock * folk rock * glam rock * glitter rock * gothic rock * hard rock * J-rock * krautrock * pop rock * post-rock * progressive rock * punk rock * punk rocker * rockabilly * * rocker * soft rock * space rock * stoner rock * technorock

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) rok, rocke , rokke, perhaps from (etyl) .


  • (countable) distaff
  • * Spenser
  • Sad Clotho held the rocke , the whiles the thread / By grisly Lachesis was spun with pain, / That cruel Atropos eftsoon undid.
  • (uncountable) The flax or wool on a distaff.
  • Synonyms
    * (distaff) distaff * (flax or wool)

    Etymology 5


    (en noun)
  • (mythical bird)