Origin of rocket
Middle French roquette, from Old Italian rochetta, diminutive of ruca arugula, from Latin eruca
First Known Use: 1530
Rhymes with rocket
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Definition of rocket
1 a : a firework consisting of a case partly filled with a combustible composition fastened to a guiding stick and propelled through the air by the rearward discharge of the gases liberated by combustion b : a similar device used as an incendiary weapon or as a propelling unit (as for a lifesaving line)
2 : a jet engine that operates on the same principle as the firework rocket, consists essentially of a combustion chamber and an exhaust nozzle, carries either liquid or solid propellants which provide the fuel and oxygen needed for combustion and thus make the engine independent of the oxygen of the air, and is used especially for the propulsion of a missile (as a bomb or shell) or a vehicle (as an airplane)
3 : a rocket-propelled bomb, missile, projectile, or vehicle
Origin of rocket
Italian rocchetta, literally, small distaff, from diminutive of rocca distaff, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rocko distaff
First Known Use: 1611
Simple Definition of rocket
: to increase quickly and suddenly
: to move or rise quickly
Full Definition of rocket
: to convey or propel by means of or as if by a rocket
1 : to rise up swiftly, spectacularly, and with force <rocketed to the top of the list>
2 : to travel rapidly in or as if in a rocket
Examples of rocket
Sales rocketed from 1,000 units last week to 5,000 units this week.
The train rocketed through the tunnel.
The spacecraft rocketed into outer space.
Her novel rocketed to the top of the best-seller list.
Their album rocketed up the charts.
His role in the movie rocketed him to fame.
First Known Use of rocket
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