1. root - 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
2. root - noun
· 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"
3. root - noun
· (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
4. root - noun
· a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
5. root - noun
· the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
6. root - noun
· someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
7. root - noun
· a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
8. root - noun
· the embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair
9. root - verb
· take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly"
10. root - verb
· come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression"
11. root - verb
· cheer for; "She roots for the Broncos"
12. root - verb
· plant by the roots
13. root - verb
· dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles"
14. root - verb
· become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
15. root - verb
· cause to take roots
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