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Definition of root

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  • root is a valid US Scrabble word with a point value of 4
  • root is a valid UK Scrabble word with a point value of 4
  • root is a valid Words With Friends word with a point value of 4

Meanings

    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
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  • 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 part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support

    Verb

  • take root and begin to grow
  • come into existence, originate
  • plant by the roots
  • dig with the snout
  • become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
  • cause to take roots

    Synonyms

  • antecedent
  • rootle
  • ancestor
  • take_root
  • ascendant
  • source
  • settle
  • beginning
  • root_word
  • base
  • steady_down
  • rout
  • ascendent
  • solution
  • tooth_root
  • origin
  • theme
  • rootage
  • root
  • radical
  • etymon
  • stem
  • settle_down

    Antonyms

  • descendant