Meaning of root

Definition of root

(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
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"
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
the embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair
(verb) take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly"
come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression"
cheer for; "She roots for the Broncos"
plant by the roots
dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles"
become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"

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