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1. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] (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.

Synonyms

  • ginseng
  • sarsaparilla root
  • root hair
  • calamus
  • oyster plant
  • prop root
  • horseradish root
  • salsify
  • dasheen
  • chicory
  • orris
  • root system
  • senega
  • Hottentot bread
  • taproot
  • horseradish
  • root cap
  • adventitious root
  • rootlet
  • chicory root
  • bark
  • briarroot
  • plant organ
  • rootage
  • mandrake
  • pneumatophore
  • eddo
  • parenchyma
  • licorice root
  • taro
  • manioc
  • parsnip
  • orrisroot
  • carrot
  • Hottentot's bread
  • cocoyam
  • radish
  • cassava

Antonyms

  • autumnal equinox
  • inelasticity
  • ancestor
  • unconnectedness

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Root

  • disrepute
  • subacute
  • undilute
  • dispute
  • compute
  • absolut
  • zoot-suit
  • repute
  • refute
  • recruit
  • permute
  • minute
  • impute
  • commute
  • salute
  • reroute
  • pursuit
  • pollute
  • macoute
  • hirsute
  • enroute
  • dilute
  • caillouet
  • cahouet
  • cahoot
  • beirut
  • bebout
  • beabout
  • astute
  • acute

Sentences with root


1. Noun, singular or mass
Dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the aspen's root ball.

2. Adjective
Oakleaf hydrangeas affected by armillaria root rot experience a sudden wilting of leaves and may die quickly.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Cuttings root best when they have two or more leaf nodes, or buds.

4. Verb, base form
Successful seedlings will root and grow fairly fast.

Quotes about root


1. Hope and purpose in this world is living as best as you can and maybe having life that gives back. But simply giving back isn't purpose; it's a branch of purpose, but it is not the trunk or root of the tree.
- Nick Vujicic

2. Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

3. Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it's true, I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair.
- Wentworth Miller

2. root

verb. ['ˈruːt'] take root and begin to grow.

Antonyms

  • child

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed.

Synonyms

  • root word
  • descriptor
  • signifier
  • theme
  • word form
  • radical
  • stem
  • form

Antonyms

  • undock
  • break
  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] the place where something begins, where it springs into being.

Synonyms

  • birthplace
  • source
  • provenance
  • point source
  • place of origin
  • wellhead
  • jumping-off place
  • trailhead
  • head
  • cradle
  • derivation
  • fountainhead
  • headwater
  • trail head
  • origin
  • wellspring
  • headspring
  • home
  • beginning
  • provenience
  • point of departure
  • spring
  • rootage

Antonyms

  • death
  • crossbred
  • purebred
  • ending

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation.

Synonyms

  • set

Antonyms

  • tail
  • foot

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number.

Synonyms

  • cube root
  • number

Antonyms

  • subordinate
  • descending
  • absolute

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes.

Synonyms

  • signifier
  • word form
  • etymon
  • form

Antonyms

  • follower
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. root

verb. ['ˈruːt'] become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style.

Synonyms

  • stabilize
  • settle
  • steady down
  • settle down
  • roost
  • stabilise

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • Lady
  • noblewoman
  • female

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. root

noun. ['ˈruːt'] the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support.

Synonyms

  • structure
  • complex body part
  • tooth root
  • cementum
  • cement
  • body structure
  • tooth
  • bodily structure

Antonyms

  • antinode
  • node
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. root

verb. ['ˈruːt'] dig with the snout.

Synonyms

  • dig
  • rout
  • turn over
  • delve
  • rootle

Antonyms

  • succeeding
  • act
  • outfield
  • noble

Etymology

  • root (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wroten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wrotan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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