Character 4
Hyphenation root
Pronunciations /ɹuːt/

Definitions and meanings of "Root"

What do we mean by root?

The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food. noun

Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber. noun

The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support. noun

The bottom or supporting part of something. noun

The essential part or element; the basic core. noun

A primary source; an origin. synonym: origin. noun

A progenitor or ancestor from which a person or family is descended. noun

The condition of being settled and of belonging to a particular place or society. noun

The state of having or establishing an indigenous relationship with or a personal affinity for a particular culture, society, or environment. noun

The element that carries the main component of meaning in a word and provides the basis from which a word is derived by adding affixes or inflectional endings or by phonetic change. noun

Such an element reconstructed for a protolanguage. noun

A number that when multiplied by itself an indicated number of times forms a product equal to a specified number. For example, a fourth root of 4 is √2. noun

A number that reduces a polynomial equation in one variable to an identity when it is substituted for the variable. noun

A number at which a polynomial has the value zero. noun

The part of a plant, generally underground, that anchors and supports the plant body, absorbs and stores water and nutrients, and in some plants is able to perform vegetative reproduction.

A root vegetable.

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, or otherwise treated.

The primary source; origin.

Of a number or expression, a number which, when raised to a specified power, yields the specified number or expression.

A square root (understood if no power is specified; in which case, “the root of” is often abbreviated to “root”).

A zero (of an equation).

The single node of a tree that has no parent.

The primary lexical unit of a word, which carries the most significant aspects of semantic content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents. Inflectional stems often derive from roots.

(philology) A word from which another word or words are derived.

The fundamental tone of any chord; the tone from whose harmonics, or overtones, a chord is composed.

The lowest place, position, or part.

In UNIX terminology, the first user account with complete access to the operating system and its configuration, found at the root of the directory structure; the person who manages accounts on a UNIX system.

The highest directory of a directory structure which may contain both files and subdirectories.

A penis, especially the base of a penis.

1. A Kiwi/Australian slang that is used in place of the more commonly used term "fuck." Urban Dictionary

The administrator user in Unix (e.g. GNU/Linux) systems with the highest level of permissions. Urban Dictionary

1. An Australian substitute for the more crass equivalent, fuck. 2. An American substitute for the more correct, support or barrack. 3. Somewhat confusing for those moving between these countries 4. Found under trees, shrubs, bushes etc. Draws nutrients from the soil. Easily tripped over. Urban Dictionary

A term for a penis, nothing more. Urban Dictionary

Another term for a stiffy. Urban Dictionary

Male sexual organ used to reproduce. Urban Dictionary

This is a slang word for a penis. Urban Dictionary

A very large penis, usually refered to when erect. Urban Dictionary

Whoever posted the example below forgot to include the all-important comma: Urban Dictionary

What a plant uses to extract water and nutrients from the soil. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Root

The word "root" in example sentences

The one that drives me crazy is when I'm trying to change to a directory with only root access: [email protected]: ~$ cd / root [email protected]: / root$ cd. gconf bash: cd:. gconf: Permission denied [email protected]: / root$ sudo cd. gconf sudo: cd: command not found ❋ Unknown (2009)

$self - > conf - > {root}; my $ fi le = fi le ($root, "static", $path); my $size = - s _; my $mtime = ❋ Miyagawa (2009)

# access the document root my $root = $xdoc - > root; ❋ Unknown (2009)

'eaten of the insane root' was meant, I calculate, as a hard rap on tobacco-chewers (and smokers too); he called it _root_, instead of ❋ Various (N/A)

"Observaciones sobre el clima de Lima y sus influencias en los seres organizados en especial el hombre."] [Footnote 16: The women of Lima clean their teeth several times a day with the root called _Raiz de dientes_ (literally _root for the teeth_), of which they keep a piece constantly in their pocket.] [Footnote 17: It is related that, during the war of independence, when ❋ Johann Jakob Von Tschudi (1853)

"The German name is 'Mangold wurzel,' or 'Mangold root;' but it is sometimes pronounced 'Mangel wurzel,' which means _scarcity root_; and, by a strange translation, it is called in French _racine d'abondance_, as well as _racine de disette_. ❋ Various (1852)

Our word root comes from an Indo-European word that meant both “root” and “branch.” ❋ Harold McGee (2004)

Maybe its Latin root is cunnus or its Swedish and Norwegian root is kunta. ❋ Unknown (2004)

Submachine 5: the root is the fifth episode of the Submachine series. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Cutting through the root is the highest risk of ending up with tears. ❋ Anne-Marie (2008)

On the keyboard, keys in which the root is a black key are always going to sound different from their white-key counterparts because of the way they fit under the fingers. ❋ Matthew Guerrieri (2006)

The leaders met in Washington today, saying the only way to end the fighting is to address what they called the root cause of the problem. ❋ Unknown (2006)

He would take trips to Amsterdam more than one time and purchase high-grade seeds, which he then smuggled back through Canada, I'm told, to Georgia and had what he called a root cellar, and you will see pictures of this root cellar in this exclusive video CNN obtained. ❋ Unknown (2003)

The commission will also dig into what it calls the root causes of the April 20, looking deeper than just equipment failures. ❋ Unknown (2010)

He says he's ready to take on the pirates, but only if the international community will support parallel action to confront what he describes as the root causes behind piracy's growth. ❋ Unknown (2009)

If proud owners of T-Mobile's new G2 Android phone -- a great-looking device -- try to hack it to gain "root" access so they can install modified software, the phone overrides the modification and reinstalls the original software. ❋ Josh Levy (2010)

1. You're rooted! ([You're fucked]) 2. If ya [wanna root] [just ask]! (If ya wanna fuck just ask) 3. Roots Rocks! ( A slogan on a popular Canadian brand of clothing (Roots) ❋ Winston Wan (2003)

$make me a [sandwhich] :: no $[su] root[Enter password]: ******* #make me a sandwhich :: Done! ❋ The Other Donut Factory (2012)

1. [G'Day], d'wanna root? 2. I'll be [rooting] for you!! 3. American: I'll be rooting for you!! Aussie: Fuck off I can do it myself, ya wanker American: but I would want you to [root for] me Aussie: Fucken sweet 4. Aussie: Have you tripped over any rocks lately? American: no Aussie: How about a root?? ❋ Demi Wit (2006)

[Root], cock, dick, [schlong], [johnson], call it what you will. ❋ Dispatch Kick Ass (2004)

[Ballick] naked he was...and he was up [a root]! [Piers Morgan]? That fuckin' root? Fuck I really hate the cunt. ❋ Clarkekentyboy (2008)

[Brett] [likes] to [play] with his root. ❋ Tommy D717 (2006)

where that root at [means] where that [penis] at ❋ Troots (2007)

Damn, his [whole] root is [buried] in [dat ass]!! ❋ Savatom (2003)

[A kiwi] is [a creature] that eats, [roots] and leaves. ❋ Anonymous Right Back At Ya (2006)

[Dandelions] are hard to get rid of because their deep roots can [break off] and [regenerate] the plant that is pulled out. ❋ AYB (2003)

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