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roots

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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 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

How to pronounce roots?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say roots in sign language?

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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. Rashid Abdi:

    Al Shabaab remains an organization with its roots in Somalia but has evolved into a transnational, regional jihadi organization.

  2. Reagan Hedlund:

    I am very grateful to the first lady for the opportunity to help launch her policy initiative, it was a rare opportunity to contribute at such a high level. It was a difficult decision to leave, however, I have decided to return to my roots in the foreign policy world.

  3. Willie Tolbert:

    When you have roots, you bring forth more fruit, he has roots.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    I don't quibble with labels. I think we all recognize that this is a particular problem that has roots in Muslim communities, but I think we do ourselves a disservice in this fight if we are not taking into account the fact that the overwhelming majority of Muslims reject this ideology.

  5. Desmond Meade:

    Never before has Florida seen such a huge grass-roots movement, and we did, these people rallied from all political spectrums, all walks of life, they rallied around this and said, ‘ We, as citizens of Florida, are going bring sunshine back to this state. ’ According to polling experts, Amendment 4 is tracking high among voters.

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