Rock

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See also: rock, the Rock, and The Rock

English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

  • 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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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German roc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Rock m (genitive Rocks or Rockes, plural Röcke)

  1. skirt (garment)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From English rock.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Rock m (genitive Rocks, no plural)

  1. rock (style of music)
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