What does Roots mean?

Definitions for Roots
Roots

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Roots.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. roots(noun)

    the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage

    "his roots in Texas go back a long way"; "he went back to Sweden to search for his roots"; "his music has African roots"

Wiktionary

  1. roots(Noun)

    Ancestors

    I have both Irish and German roots.

  2. roots(Noun)

    Beginnings

    Jazz has its roots in blues.

Freebase

  1. Roots

    Roots is a television miniseries in the USA based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family; the series first aired in 1977. Roots received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It won also a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated US television program ever. It was produced on a budget of $6.6 million. The series introduced LeVar Burton in the role of Kunta Kinte. A sequel, Roots: The Next Generations, first aired in 1979, and a second sequel, Roots: The Gift, a Christmas TV movie, starring Burton and Louis Gossett Jr. first aired in 1988.

Editors Contribution

  1. roots

    Plural noun of root.

    The roots from the banana plant spread out over the ground underneath so the farmers measured them and knew how far to space the plants apart.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 4, 2016  

Suggested Resources

  1. roots

    Song lyrics by roots -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by roots on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Roots' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3808

Anagrams for Roots »

  1. roost, stoor, torso

How to pronounce Roots?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Roots in sign language?

  1. roots

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roots in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roots in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Roots in a Sentence

  1. Mitt Romney:

    Donald Trump is a big megaphone. And I think that some of the things he's said, particularly about Hispanics, will be problematic, certainly for him, if he were to go to the next stage, but for whoever our nominee is, now if our nominee happened to be someone like Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush, who have strong Hispanic roots themselves and connections themselves, that might not be as big an issue.

  2. Debbie Haskins:

    As a grass roots organization we are committed to keeping our youth, our roadways, and public safe. Whenever a state looks at changing its culture by legalizing a drug, we need to think about the societal costs. VT will hopefully have a spirited discussion in 2015 that we hope will bring science, research and thoughtful discourse to a complicated topic, we hope that VT’ers care enough to have this discussion based on science, rather than emotion or for money.

  3. Bob Buckhorn:

    He's never really taken the time to establish real relationships and real roots in Florida and has literally been running for president since the day he took office. I don't just say that as a Democrat, there are folks on the Republican side who echo the same sentiments.

  4. David Peterson:

    When the upper part of a soil profile becomes quickly saturated with water, it can start to move, especially if the soil porosity differs between the upper and lower parts of the profile, steep slopes and slopes without tree roots to hold the soil are especially vulnerable.

  5. Neil Findlay:

    Actually what has happened is that the grass roots of the campaign have simply become more resilient and more enthused by every attack, it has been utterly counterproductive.

Images & Illustrations of Roots

  1. RootsRootsRootsRootsRoots

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Roots#1#5209#10000

Translations for Roots

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Roots »

Translation

Find a translation for the Roots definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these Roots definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Roots." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 2 Jun 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Roots>.

Are we missing a good definition for Roots? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Roots:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.