Definition of ROOT

  1. (verb)take root and begin to grow
  2. (verb)come into existence, originate
  3. (verb)cheer for
  4. (verb)plant by the roots
  5. (verb)dig with the snout
  6. (verb)become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
  7. (verb)cause to take roots
  8. (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
  9. (noun)the place where something begins, where it springs into being
  10. (noun)(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  11. (noun)a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
  12. (noun)the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
  13. (noun)someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  14. (noun)a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
  15. (noun)the embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair