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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. 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"
  2. (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
  3. take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly"
  4. (root) 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"
  5. (root) come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression"
  6. (root) plant by the roots
  7. Roots is a 2002 album by American Alternative country/roots rock group Blue Mountain.
  8. Roots is Curtis Mayfield’s second studio album, released in October 1971 (see 1971 in music).
  9. Roots (Raíces) is a 1955 Mexican drama film directed by Benito Alazraki. It was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.
  10. R.O.O.T.S. is the 2nd studio album by American rapper, Flo Rida. The title is an acronym for "Route of Overcoming the Struggle." The album was released on March 30, 2009. ''iTunes.'.' Retrieved February 16, 2009.
  11. Roots is the second play by Arnold Wesker in The Wesker Trilogy. The first part is Chicken Soup with Barley and the final play I'm Talking about Jerusalem. ...
  12. Roots is the sixth studio album by Brazilian metal band Sepultura. It was released in by Roadrunner Records, and was the band's last studio album to feature founding member and vocalist Max Cavalera. Following the experimentalism of the album Chaos A.D. ...
  13. (root) 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, ...
  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. (Root (Root word)) A word or word element to which prefixes and suffixes may be added to make other words. For example, to the root graph, the prefix di- and the suffix –ic can be added to create the word, digraphic. See Prefix, Suffix
  17. (root) An organ in vascular plants that anchors the plant and enables it to absorb water and nutrients from the soil.
  18. (Root) the fundamental pitch on which a chord is based, from which the chord takes its name, and to which the other tones of the chord are referred to intervallically the third, seventh, and so on, regardless of their actual intervallic relationship in an actual keyboard voicing. ...
  19. (root) The superuser (UID == 0). Also, the top-level directory of the filesystem.
  20. (Root) The anatomic portion of the tooth that is located below the gumline.
  21. The root of a pixmap, colormap, or graphics context is the same as the root of whatever drawable was used when the pixmap, colormap, or graphics context was created. The root of a window is the root window under which the window was created.
  22. (Root) Sometimes referred to as ‘root note’ -- Another word for Tonic, or the first note of a scale.
  23. (root) (nasal) – where the nose joins the forehead.
  24. (Root) The part of the tooth below the crown, normally encased in the jawbone. It is made up of dentin, includes the root canal, and is covered by cementum.
  25. (root) The outermost element in an XML document. The element that contains all other elements.