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Related / Similar Words: tooth root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical, etymon, solution, beginning, origin, rootage, source, ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, settle, take root, steady down, settle down, side, pull, rout, rootle

 

Definition:
  • the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support;
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem";
  • a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes;
  • the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation;
  • the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism''s Russian root";
  • someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent);
  • (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground;
  • a number that when multiplied by itself some number of times equals a given number;
  • take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly";
  • cause to take roots;
  • become settled or established and stable in one''s residence or life style; "He finally settled down";
  • take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I''m pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?";
  • dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles";
  • plant by the roots;
  • come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression";

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    Hyponyms: derivation, spring, fountainhead, headspring, head, headwaters, wellhead, wellspring, jumping-off place, point of departure, birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, home, point source, trail head, trailhead, ancestress, forebear, forbear, forefather, father, sire, foremother, progenitor, primogenitor, calamus, taro, cocoyam, dasheen, eddo, ginseng, horseradish, horseradish root, radish, chicory, chicory root, salsify, oyster plant, Hottentot bread, Hottentot's bread, briarroot, orrisroot, orris, sarsaparilla root, licorice root, senega, mandrake root, mandrake, cassava, manioc, carrot, parsnip, pneumatophore, taproot, adventitious root, rootlet, prop root, square root, cube root, roost

     

    Part Meronyms: tooth, rootage, root system

     

    Derivational Morphology: stem, originate, rooting, side, beginning, origin, rootage, source

     

    Anagrams: trot, tort, Trot, Oort, torr

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: wortel   Albanian: rrënjë  
    Bosnian: korijen   Bulgarian: корен  
    Catalan: arrel   Chinese: cmn  
    Croatian: korijen   Danish: rod  
    Dutch: wortel   Finnish: juuri and lähde  
    French: racine   Galician: raíz  
    German: Quelle and Wurzel   Greek: ρίζα  
    Hebrew: מקור and שורש   Hungarian: gyök and gyökér and ok  
    Icelandic: rót   Indonesian: akar  
    Italian: radice   Japanese: 起源 and and 歯根  
    Korean: 근원 and 뿌리   Kurdish: reh  
    Latin: radix   Latvian: sakne  
    Norwegian: rot   Polish: korzeń and pierwiastek and źródło  
    Portuguese: raiz   Russian: корень  
    Slovak: koreň   Slovenian: koren and korenina  
    Spanish: raíz   Swahili: mzizi  
    Swedish: källa and rot   Tagalog: urat  
    Telugu: మూలము and వేరు   Turkish: kök  
    Ukrainian: корінь  
     
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