Synonyms for root

Synonyms for (noun) root

Synonyms: tooth root, root

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

Similar words: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Definition: a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing

Usage: he has good bone structure


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: descriptor, word form, form, signifier

Definition: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

Usage: the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached


Synonyms: etymon, root

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

Similar words: descriptor, word form, form, signifier

Definition: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

Usage: the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached


Synonyms: root, solution

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

Similar words: set

Definition: (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

Usage: the set of prime numbers is infinite


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: point

Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street


Synonyms: ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root

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

Similar words: relation, relative

Definition: a person related by blood or marriage

Usage: police are searching for relatives of the deceased; he has distant relations back in New Jersey


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: plant organ

Definition: a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus


Synonyms: root

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

Similar words: number

Definition: a concept of quantity involving zero and units

Usage: every number has a unique position in the sequence

Synonyms for (verb) root

Synonyms: root

Definition: take root and begin to grow

Usage: this plant roots quickly

Similar words: grow

Definition: become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

Usage: The problem grew too large for me; Her business grew fast


Synonyms: root

Definition: cause to take roots

Similar words: grow

Definition: cause to grow or develop

Usage: He grows vegetables in his backyard


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: stabilise, stabilize

Definition: become stable or more stable

Usage: The economy stabilized


Synonyms: root, rootle, rout

Definition: dig with the snout

Usage: the pig was rooting for truffles

Similar words: delve, dig, cut into, turn over

Definition: turn up, loosen, or remove earth

Usage: Dig we must; turn over the soil for aeration


Synonyms: root

Definition: plant by the roots

Similar words: set, plant

Definition: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

Usage: Let's plant flowers in the garden


Synonyms: root

Definition: come into existence, originate

Usage: The problem roots in her depression

Similar words: become

Definition: come into existence

Usage: What becomes has duration