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rootrut, rʊt(n.)

  1. a part of the body of a plant that develops, typically, from the radicle and grows downward into the soil, anchoring the plant and absorbing nutriment and moisture.

    Category: Botany

  2. any underground part of a plant, as a rhizome.

    Category: Botany

  3. something resembling or suggesting the root of a plant in position or function.

  4. the embedded or basal portion of a hair, tooth, nail, nerve, etc.

    Category: Anatomy

  5. the fundamental or essential part.

  6. the source or origin of a thing:

    the root of all evil.

  7. a person or family as the source of offspring or descendants.

  8. roots, a person's original or ancestral home, environment, and culture. the personal relationships, affinity for a place, habits, etc., that make a locale one's true home.

  9. a quantity that, when multiplied by itself a certain number of times, produces a given quantity: rth root, the quantity raised to the power 1/r: a value of the argument of a function for which the function takes the value zero.

    2 is the square root of 4, the cube root of 8, and the fourth root of 16.

    2 is the ? root of 8.

    Category: Math

  10. a morpheme that underlies an inflectional or derivational paradigm, as dance, the root in danced, dancer or tend-, the root of Latin tendere“to stretch.” such a form reconstructed for a parent language, as *sed-, the hypothetical proto-Indo-European root meaning “sit.”

    Category: Grammar, Language/Linguistics

  11. the fundamental tone of a compound musical tone of a series of harmonies. the lowest tone of a chord when arranged as a series of thirds; fundamental.

    Category: Music and Dance

  12. (in a screw or other threaded object) the narrow inner surface between threads. (in a gear) the narrow inner surface between teeth.

    Category: Machinery

  13. (v.i.)to become fixed or established.

  14. (v.t.)to fix by or as if by roots:

    We were rooted to the spot in amazement.

  15. to implant or establish deeply.

  16. to pull, tear, or dig up by the roots (often fol. by up or out).

    Category: Agriculture

  17. to extirpate; remove completely (often fol. by up or out):

    to root out crime.

Idioms for root:

  1. take root, to send out roots; begin to grow. to become established.

    Category: Idiom, Botany

Origin of root:

bef. 1150; ME; late OE rōt < ON rōt, akin to OE wyrt plant, wort2

rootrut, rʊt(v.i.)

  1. to turn up the soil with the snout, as swine.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. to poke or search:

    to root around in a drawer for a cuff link.

  3. (v.t.)to turn over with the snout (often fol. by up).

    Category: Animal Behavior

  4. to unearth (often fol. by up).

Origin of root:

1530–40; var. of wroot (now obs.), ME wroten, OE wrōtan, c. OHG ruozzen; akin to OE wrōt a snout

rootrut or, sometimes, rʊt(v.i.)

  1. to encourage a team or contestant by cheering or applauding enthusiastically.

  2. to lend moral support.

Origin of root:

1885–90, Amer.; perh. var. of rout3



  1. Elihu, 1845–1937, U.S. statesman: Nobel peace prize 1912.

    Category: Biography


  1. rooter(Noun)

    One who, or that which, roots; one that tears up by the roots.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rooter(noun)

    one who, or that which, roots; one that tears up by the roots

Anagrams of rooter

  1. torero


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