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root1

root1

 
 
pronunciation:
rut
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
take root
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of a plant that usu. grows underground, absorbs water and nutrients, and attaches the plant to the soil.
definition 2: something similar to the root of a plant in form, position, or function.
synonyms:
base, bottom, footing, foundation, ground, matrix
definition 3: the embedded part of a hair, nail, tooth, or other partially external bodily part.
synonyms:
matrix, quick
definition 4: the basis; core; origin.
The root of the problem lies in his childhood.
synonyms:
bottom, core, heart, origin, pith, quick, seed, source
similar words:
derivation, extract, ground
definition 5: (often pl.) familial, ancestral, or ethnic background.
synonyms:
ancestry, background, heritage, origin, tradition
similar words:
culture
definition 6: a number that multiplied by itself yields a given number.
Two is the square root of four.
similar words:
radical
phrase: take root
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rooted, rooting, roots
definition 1: to grow a new root or roots.
similar words:
burgeon, germinate, sprout
definition 2: to become fixed, accepted, or established.
synonyms:
fix, set, take
similar words:
found, set in
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to put out roots or become implanted.
synonyms:
germinate, implant, plant, propagate
antonyms:
uproot
similar words:
embed, establish, set
definition 2: to fix; establish.
synonyms:
base, establish, fix, found, plant, set
similar words:
anchor, implant, seat
derivations: rooted (adj.), rootlike (adj.)
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