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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frozen(p), rooted(p), stock-stilladjective

    absolutely still

    "frozen with horror"; "they stood rooted in astonishment"


  1. rootedadjective

    Fixed in one position; immobile; unable to move.

    She stayed rooted in place.

  2. rootedadjective

    Of a tree, having a root.

  3. rootedadjective

    To be in trouble or strife, screwed.

    I am absolutely rooted if Ferris finds out about this

  4. rootedadjective

    broken, damaged, non-functional.

    I'm going to have to call a mechanic, my car's rooted.

  5. rootedadjective

    Whose root (superuser) account has been compromised.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary


  1. rooted

    In vascular plants, the roots are the organs of a plant that are modified to provide anchorage for the plant and take in water and nutrients into the plant body, which allows plants to grow taller and faster. They are most often below the surface of the soil, but roots can also be aerial or aerating, that is, growing up above the ground or especially above water.


  1. rooted

    Rooted generally means established firmly or deeply. It can refer to a couple of things depending on the context. In the botanical sense, it's used to describe a plant that has taken root and started to grow. In a broader sense, it could imply being deeply ingrained or firmly established in a particular situation, belief, habit, or practice. In mathematics, particularly graph theory, a rooted tree is a tree in which one vertex has been distinguished as the root.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rooted

    of Root

  2. Rootedadjective

    having taken root; firmly implanted; fixed in the heart

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rooted in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rooted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of rooted in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Cheung:

    The work of stopping the violence has not yet been completed, we need to keep working on it. At the same time, we need to put effort on resolving deep rooted problems.

  2. Ginette Hemley:

    Ginette Hemley, senior vice president of wildlife conservation for the World Wildlife Fund, said in a statement. As governments like South Africa continue to ramp up efforts to stop wildlife poaching, these numbers remind us of the urgency to swiftly address this crisis across all fronts, although South Africa remains the epicenter for the rhino poaching epidemic, criminal networks appear to be expanding their reach across the region, and the problem is ultimately rooted in demand for rhino horn in Asia, most notably in Vietnam.

  3. Ibrahim Nseir:

    We are rooted in this country, any picture of Syria without Christians in it is the true destruction of Syria.

  4. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'

  5. Michelle Obama:

    All of that is gonna be a heavy burden to carry. It can feel isolating. It can make you feel like your life somehow doesn't matter ... And as we've seen over the past few years, those feelings are real. They're rooted in decades of structural challenges that have made too many folks feel frustrated and invisible, and those feelings are playing out in communities like Baltimore and Ferguson and so many others across this country.

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