Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun root

8 senses of root

Sense 1
root -- ((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)
       => plant organ -- (a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus)

Sense 2
beginning, origin, root, rootage, source -- (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")
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 3
root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical -- ((linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem")
       => form, word form, signifier, descriptor -- (the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached")

Sense 4
root -- (a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number)
       => number -- (a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence")

Sense 5
solution, root -- (the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation)
       => set -- ((mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite")

Sense 6
ancestor, ascendant, ascendent, antecedent, root -- (someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent))
       => relative, relation -- (a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey")

Sense 7
etymon, root -- (a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes)
       => form, word form, signifier, descriptor -- (the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached")

Sense 8
root, tooth root -- (the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support)
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb root

6 senses of root

Sense 1
root -- (take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly")
       => grow -- (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast")

Sense 2
root -- (come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression")
       => become -- (come into existence; "What becomes has duration")

Sense 3
root -- (plant by the roots)
       => plant, set -- (put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden")

Sense 4
rout, root, rootle -- (dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles")
       => dig, delve, cut into, turn over -- (turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration")

Sense 5
settle, root, take root, steady down, settle down -- (become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down")
       => stabilize, stabilise -- (become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized")

Sense 6
root -- (cause to take roots)
       => grow -- (cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard")

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