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 (synset 113145876)
  • The place where something begins, where it springs into being (synset 108524579)
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed (synset 106311183)
  • A number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number (synset 113753809)
  • The set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation (synset 108022396)
  • Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) (synset 109811996)
  • A simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes (synset 106311435)
  • The embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair (synset 105315809)
Verb
  • Take root and begin to grow (synset 200358789)
  • Come into existence, originate (synset 202629812)
  • Cheer for (synset 202562263)
  • Plant by the roots (synset 201531982)
  • Dig with the snout (synset 201285016)
  • Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style (synset 200416323)
  • Cause to take roots (synset 200358968)

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