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Definitions of root:
  • noun:   the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
  • noun:   (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  • noun:   (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun:   a number that when multiplied by itself some number of times equals a given number
  • noun:   a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
  • noun:   the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
  • noun:   the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    Example: "Communism's Russian root"
  • noun:   someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • verb:   come into existence, originate
    Example: "The problem roots in her depression"
  • verb:   take root and begin to grow
    Example: "This plant roots quickly"
  • verb:   cause to take roots
  • verb:   plant by the roots
  • verb:   become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
  • verb:   dig with the snout
    Example: "The pig was rooting for truffles"
  • verb:   take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for
    Example: "We all rooted for the home team"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 14285 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1834)

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