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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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    Karen
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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. Eugene Remer:

    [ Russia’s ] leaders have embraced a wide range of tools — information warfare in all its forms, including subversion, deception, dis - and misinformation, this toolkit has deep historical roots in the Soviet era and performs the function of the equalizer that in the eyes of The Kremlin is intended to make up for Russia’s weakness vis a vis the West.

  2. Lucila Novillo:

    We should be a great country. We have brilliant, well-educated and creative people, these qualities should help us grow, but corruption prevents that. The roots of corruption have reached into every corner of this country.

  3. Bob Buckhorn:

    He's never really taken the time to establish real relationships and real roots in Florida and has literally been running for president since the day he took office. I don't just say that as a Democrat, there are folks on the Republican side who echo the same sentiments.

  4. Mark Sanford:

    I suspect it would stir up the rank and file. And when you get the rank and file at the grass-roots level, other folks get stirred up within the conference.

  5. Francis Marion:

    Well, now, this is exactly my case. I am in love; and my sweetheart is LIBERTY. Be that heavenly nymph my companion, and these wilds and .Woods shall have charms beyond London and Paris in slavery. To have no proud monarch driving over me with his gilt coaches; nor his host of excise-men and tax-gatherers insulting and robbing me ; but to be my own master, my own prince and sovereign, gloriously preserving my national dignity, and 'pursuing my true happiness; planting my vineyards, and eating their lucious fruits; and sowing my fields, and reaping the golden grain: and seeing millions of ‘brothers all around me, equally free and happy as myself. “This, sir, is What I long for.” p. 155 ... On his return to Georgetown, he was asked by colonel Watson, why he looked so serious? I have cause, sir,” said he, “to look serious.” Watson What! has general Marion refused to treat?” No, sir.” “Well, then, has old Washington defeated sir Henery Clinton, and broke up our army ? No, sir, not that neither ; but worse.” “Ah! what can be worse?” Why, sir, I have seen an American general and his officers, without pay, and almost without clothes, living on roots and drinking water ; and all for LIBERTY! What chance have we against such men!” It is said colonel Watson was not much obliged to him for this speech. But the young ofiicer was so struck with Marion’s sentiments, that he never rested until he threw up his commission, and retired from the service. ' p 156

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