1. (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)
  2. The place where something begins, where it springs into being (synset 108524579)
    "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. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed (synset 106311183)
    "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
  4. A number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number (synset 113753809)
  5. The set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation (synset 108022396)
  6. Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) (synset 109811996)
  7. A simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes (synset 106311435)
  8. The embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair (synset 105315809)
  1. Take root and begin to grow (synset 200358789)
    "this plant roots quickly"
  2. Come into existence, originate (synset 202629812)
    "The problem roots in her depression"
  3. Cheer for (synset 202562263)
    "She roots for the Broncos"
  4. Plant by the roots (synset 201531982)
  5. Dig with the snout (synset 201285016)
    "the pig was rooting for truffles"
  6. Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style (synset 200416323)
    "He finally settled down"
  7. Cause to take roots (synset 200358968)

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