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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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    Daniel
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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. Alla Wagner:

    I was planning to grow old here, a house on a hill was my dream... it's my dream home and every detail is built with my roots.

  2. Seán O'Casey:

    If church prelates, past or present, had even an inkling of physiology they'd realize that what they term this inner ugliness creates and nourishes the hearing ear, the seeing eye, the active mind, and energetic body of man and woman, in the same way that dirt and dung at the roots give the plant its delicate leaves and the full-blown rose.

  3. Bill Greiner:

    John McCain was left for dead in 2007 and 2008, and look what happened, gov. Christie is very similar to McCain. He has a willingness to tell you things whether you like it or not. He will do the things you need to do to win here, in small groups, in town halls, on the grass-roots level.

  4. Brian Hook:

    Under the cover of the Syrian war, the IRGC is now trying to plant military roots in Syria and establish a new strategic base to threaten Syria's neighbors such as Israel, in Iraq, I can announce today, based on declassified US military reports, that Iran is responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American service members. This accounts for 17 percent of all deaths of US personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011. This death toll is in addition to the many thousands of Iraqis killed by the IRGC's proxies.

  5. Arturo Vargas:

    It’s Ocean Drive in South Beach. They’re supposed to have deep roots, it was here during the last hurricane, so we imagined that it would still be here.

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