See also: rock, the Rock, and The Rock

EnglishEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Rock

  1. A topographic surname for someone living near a rock or an oak ( atter + oke ).
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of Gibraltar.
  4. (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the prison on Alcatraz Island, USA.
  5. (Canada, preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Usage notesEdit

  • The given name is rare, but had some vogue in the 1950s due to an American film star named Rock Hudson.
  • When used as a nickname for Gibraltar, Alcatraz prison, or Newfoundland, the preceding the is often capitalized.

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GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German roc.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Rock m (genitive Rocks or Rockes, plural Röcke)

  1. skirt (garment)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English rock.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ɹɔk/ (less commonly, approximating English pronunciation)
  • (file)

NounEdit

Rock m (genitive Rocks, no plural)

  1. rock (style of music)
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