Definitions for root

Definitions for (noun) root

Main entry: tooth root, root

Definition: the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support

Main entry: stem, theme, base, root, root word, radical

Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

Usage: thematic vowels are part of the stem

Main entry: etymon, root

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

Main entry: root, solution

Definition: the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation

Main entry: root, rootage, source, beginning, origin

Definition: the place where something begins, where it springs into being

Usage: 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

Main entry: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root

Definition: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

Main entry: root

Definition: (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

Main entry: root

Definition: a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number

Definitions for (verb) root

Main entry: root

Definition: take root and begin to grow

Usage: this plant roots quickly

Main entry: root

Definition: cause to take roots

Main entry: settle, settle down, root, take root, steady down

Definition: become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style

Usage: He finally settled down

Main entry: root, rootle, rout

Definition: dig with the snout

Usage: the pig was rooting for truffles

Main entry: root

Definition: plant by the roots

Main entry: root

Definition: come into existence, originate

Usage: The problem roots in her depression

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