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Roots

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rootsnoun

    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. rootsnoun

    Ancestors

    I have both Irish and German roots.

  2. rootsnoun

    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. rootsnoun

    Plural noun of the word root.

    The roots from the banana plant are amazing to see.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 4, 2016  

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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

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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. The Times:

    Doesn't make the roots any less racist or the theory any more convincing, though.

  2. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    Our feet will be on earth but our eyes will be in space. Our roots will be on earth, our branches will be up in the sky.

  3. Carolyn McLarty:

    We stand behind him as the RNC. We represent the grass roots from across the country, and with all the media and attacks and things that have been going on, it was time for us to stand up and say we support you, you're doing a good job.

  4. Stuart Hall:

    We understand that what happened had its roots in an organization that was too hierarchical and too self-absorbed to be able to act properly on the disturbing stories individuals had heard.

  5. Fox News/Charles Creitz:

    This is what's bringing people together in suburban areas and metropolitans and in rural areas. This is part of the call of what we're finding through the grass roots that people respect other people's rights and the Republican Party continues to respect the parents' rights….

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