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roots, plural;
  1. (of an animal) Turn up the ground with its snout in search of food
    • - stray dogs rooting around for bones and scraps
  2. Search unsystematically through an untidy mass or area; rummage
    • - she was rooting through a pile of papers
  3. Find or extract something by rummaging
    • - he managed to root out the cleaning kit
  1. An act of rooting
    • - I have a root through the open drawers

  1. (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
  2. take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly"
  3. beginning: 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"
  4. come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression"
  5. plant by the roots
  6. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
  7. In vascular plants, the root is the organ of a plant that typically lies below the surface of the soil. This is not always the case, however, since a root can also be aerial (growing above the ground) or aerating (growing up above the ground or especially above water). ...
  8. ROOT is an object-oriented program and library developed by CERN. It was originally designed for particle physics data analysis and contains several features specific to this field, but it is also commonly used in other applications such as astronomy and data mining.
  9. Root! is an Australian rock group from Melbourne formed in 2007. Their music combines alt-country, blues and indie rock with elements of spoken word, satire, social commentary and post-modernism. They have gained attention through a band member being a former member of Melbourne band TISM.
  10. The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) defines the main directories and their contents in Linux operating systems. For the most part, it is a formalization and extension of the traditional BSD filesystem hierarchy.
  11. Root was a multimedia project based around 25 one minute guitar pieces improvised by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. These samples were sent out to around 100 people - both visual artists as well as musicians - in Hoover bags to remix or create accompanying artwork for. ...
  12. Root is a Czech dark metal band. It was one of the bands that sparked the increasing black metal movement in the Czech Republic. It was formed in 1987.
  13. The part of a plant, generally underground, that absorbs water and nutrients. Some roots (2); The part of a tooth extending into the bone holding the tooth in place; The part of a hair under the skin that holds the hair in place; The part of a hair near the skin that has not been dyed, permed, ...
  14. (rooted) Fixed in one position; immobile; unable to move; Of a tree, having a root; To be in trouble or strife, screwed; broken, damaged, non-functional; Whose root (superuser) account has been compromised
  15. (rooting) Originally, a system of roots; a secure attachment (in something); a firm grounding; The process of forming roots; A method of creating a new plant by getting part of an existing plant to form roots
  16. (rooted) Planted, established.
  17. (rooted) stuffed, tired, exhausted
  18. (Rooting) A reflex in newborns that makes them turn their heads toward the breast or bottle to feed.
  19. (rooting) a reflex that newborn babies have, along with the reflexes for sucking and swallowing. Rooting means turning the head to search for the nipple and milk.
  20. (rooting) when a newborn turns his/her head toward touch near the mouth.
  21. (Roots) The underground portion of a tree that helps anchor the tree in the ground and absorbs water and nutrients from the soil.
  22. (Roots) Root hairs absorb water and mineral salts from the soil. Larger roots anchor the tree and store nitrogen and carbohydrates.
  23. (Roots) their purpose is to anchor a plant and provide a means in which to feed and hydrate a plant.
  24. (Roots) Underground portions of the rose used for support; absorption and delivery of water and nutrients
  25. Roots anchor both the plant and the soil surrounding the plant upon which the plant is dependent for water and other nutrients. There are three primary types of root systems: