HyperDic: root

English > 15 senses of the word root:
NOUNplantroot(botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes
locationroot, beginning, origin, rootage, sourcethe place where something begins, where it springs into being
communicationroot, root word, base, stem, theme, radical(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
quantityroota number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
grouproot, solutionthe set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
person root, ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedentsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
communicationroot, etymona simple form inferred / inferred / inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
bodyrootthe part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
VERBchangeroottake root and begin to grow
stativerootcome into existence, originate
socialrootcheer for
contactrootplant by the roots
contactroot, rout, rootledig with the snout
changeroot, settle, take root, steady down, settle downbecome settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
changerootcause to take roots
root > pronunciation
Soundsruw't
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > root: 15 senses > noun 1, plant
Meaning(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.
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Part ofrootage, root systemA developed system of roots
Partsbarktough / tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
root capthimble-shaped mass of cells covering and protecting the growing tip of a root
root hairThin hairlike outgrowth of an epidermal cell just behind the tip
NarrowerHottentot bread, Hottentot's breadThick edible rootstock / rootstock of elephant's-foot
adventitious rootroot growing in an unusual location e.g. from a stem
briarrootHard woody root of the briar Erica arborea
calamusThe aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally
carrotDeep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
cassava, manioccassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching
chicory, chicory rootThe dried root of the chicory plant
ginsengaromatic root of ginseng plants
horseradish, horseradish rootThe root of the horseradish plant
licorice rootroot of licorice used in flavoring e.g. candy and liqueurs and medicines
mandrake root, mandrakeThe root of the mandrake plant
orrisroot, orrisfragrant rootstock / rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris
parsnipThe whitish root of cultivated parsnip
pneumatophoreAn air-filled root (submerged or exposed) that can function as a respiratory organ of a marsh or swamp plant
prop rootA root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves
radishpungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants
rootletsmall root or division of a root
salsify, oyster plantedible root of the salsify plant
sarsaparilla rootdried root of any of various plants of the genus Smilax used as a flavoring agent
senegadried root of two plants of the genus Polygala containing an irritating saponin
taproot(botany) main root of a plant growing straight downward from the stem
taro, cocoyam, dasheen, eddoedible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
Broaderplant organA functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
SubstancesparenchymaThe primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature
Spanishraíz
Catalanarrel
Nounsrootletsmall root or division of a root
Verbsroottake root and begin to grow
rootplant by the roots
English > root: 15 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe place where something begins, where it springs into being.
Example "communism's Russian root"
Synonymsbeginning, origin, rootage, source
Narrowerbirthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, provenienceWhere something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
derivationThe source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
fountainhead, headspring, headThe source of water from which a stream arises
headwaterThe source of a river
homeplace where something began and flourished
jumping-off place, point of departureA place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
point sourceA concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted
springA point at which water issues forth
trail head, trailheadThe beginning of a trail
wellhead, wellspringThe source of water for a well
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
Spanishfuente, germen, nacimiento, origen, principio, raíz, venero
Catalanarrel, germen, naixement, origen, procedència
Verbsrootcome into existence, originate
English > root: 15 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed.
Synonymsroot word, base, stem, theme, radical
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Broaderform, word form, signifier, descriptorThe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
Spanishbase, radical, raíz, tema
Catalanarrel, base, radical, tema
Adjectivesradicalof or relating to or constituting / constituting a linguistic root
English > root: 15 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningA number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number.
Narrowercube rootA number that when multiplied three times equals a given number
square rootA number that when multiplied by itself equals a given number
BroadernumberA concept of quantity involving zero and units
Spanishraíz
Catalanarrel
English > root: 15 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningThe set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation.
Synonymsolution
Broaderset(mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
English > root: 15 senses > noun 6, person
Meaningsomeone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).
Synonymsancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent
NarrowerancestressA woman ancestor
forebear, forbearA person from whom you are descended
forefather, father, sireThe founder of a family
foremotherA woman ancestor
progenitor, primogenitorAn ancestor in the direct line
Broaderrelative, relationA person related by blood or marriage
Oppositedescendant, descendentA person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
Spanishancestra, ancestro, antecesor, antepasada, antepasado, ascendente, ascendiente, progenitor
Catalanancestre, antecessor, ascendent, avantpassat, progenitor
English > root: 15 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA simple form inferred / inferred / inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes.
Synonymetymon
Broaderform, word form, signifier, descriptorThe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
Spanishétimo
Catalanètim
English > root: 15 senses > noun 8, body
MeaningThe part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support.
Part ofhairA covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head)
nailhorny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
toothHard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates
Partscementum, cementA specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishraíz
English > root: 15 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningtake root and begin to grow.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"this plant roots quickly"
BroadergrowBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
Similar torootCause to take roots
Spanishenraizar
Catalanarrelar
Nounsroot(botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes
rootingthe process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
English > root: 15 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningCome into existence, originate.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The problem roots in her depression"
BroaderbecomeCome into existence
Spanishoriginarse, surgir
Nounsroot, rootagethe place where something begins, where it springs into being
English > root: 15 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningCheer for.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She roots for the Broncos"
Broadersupport, back upGive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
English > root: 15 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningplant by the roots.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderplant, setput or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
Nounsroot(botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes
English > root: 15 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningdig with the snout.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"the pig was rooting for truffles"
Synonymsrout, rootle
Broaderdig, delve, cut into, turn overTurn up, loosen, or remove earth
Spanishdesarraigar, desenraizar, escarbar, hocicar
English > root: 15 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningBecome settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymssettle, take root, steady down, settle down
Narrowerroostsettle down or stay, as if on a roost
Broaderstabilize, stabiliseBecome stable or more stable
Spanishafincarse, enraizarse, establecerse
Catalanarrelar-se, establir-se
English > root: 15 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningCause to take roots.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroadergrowCause to grow or develop
Similar toroottake root and begin to grow
Nounsrootingthe process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow

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