Definition of ROOT

noun : ROOT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (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 ;

  • 2. (

    ) the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number ;

  • 5. (

    ) the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation ;

  • 7. (

    ) a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes ;

  • 8. (

    ) the embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair ;

verb : ROOT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly" ;

  • 2. (

    ) come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression" ;

  • 3. (

    ) cheer for; "She roots for the Broncos" ;

  • 4. (

    ) plant by the roots ;

  • 7. (

    ) cause to take roots ;


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