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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"
I have both Irish and German roots.
Jazz has its roots in blues.
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.
Plural noun of the word root.
The roots from the banana plant are amazing to see.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Roots is ranked #22856 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Roots surname appeared 1,120 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Roots.
46.8% or 525 total occurrences were Black.
43.7% or 490 total occurrences were White.
5.1% or 58 total occurrences were of two or more races.
3.3% or 38 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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Rank popularity for the word 'roots' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3808
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The numerical value of roots in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of roots in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of roots in a Sentence
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.
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.
The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
This really has its roots in nervousness that began in the U.S. at the end of last week, shanghai is an artificial market at the moment reliant on government support, and they have thrown the kitchen sink at it in recent weeks. The selling just ratcheted up steadily this morning.
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