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〔 rut 〕


〔 rut 〕

Overview of noun root

The noun root has 8 senses

  • root -- ((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)

  • beginning, origin, root, rootage, source -- (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")

  • root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical -- ((linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem")

  • root -- (a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number)

  • solution, root -- (the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation)

  • ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root -- (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))

  • etymon, root -- (a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes)

  • root, tooth root -- (the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support)

Overview of verb root

The verb root has 6 senses

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

  • root -- (come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression")

  • root -- (plant by the roots)

  • rout, root, rootle -- (dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles")

  • settle, root, take root, steady down, settle down -- (become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down")

  • root -- (cause to take roots)