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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 root.

    The roots from the banana plant spread out over the ground underneath so the farmers measured them and knew how far to space the plants apart.

    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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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. Canadian Sonia Karwal:

    We have roots here, we love this country. We are proud of this country. Our children are here. Our lives are here.

  2. Misty Myers ( Perales):

    You can learn a whole lot from the earth , that the lord has blessed us with . When pulling the grass up by it's roots, you can see that it isn't greener on the other side . Meaning we should always be faithful in all that we do including The relationships we have with others.

  3. Harry S Truman:

    Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.

  4. Alissa Cooper:

    Because the proposal roots the accountability responsibility in the various stakeholder communities, that is one of the defenses against capture by any single constituency, the proposal does a good job of maintaining the aspects of the current system that have been working well and carrying them forward to the future.

  5. Marcie Kirkup:

    I saw some weeds in the entryway where I worked, so I stopped and pulled six of them out of the ground by the roots, and within 24 hours, I had developed some blisters, by the next morning, my face and nose was swollen, and my face was starting to get a crusty rash on it like a burn.

Images & Illustrations of roots

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