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Definitions of root:

part of speech: verb transitive

To plant in the earth: to implant deeply.

part of speech: verb transitive

To plant and fix in the earth; to dig up with the snout; with out or up; to tear up or out; with out or up.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To take root; to be firmly fixed or established; to turn up the earth with the snout.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To fix the root: to be firmly established.

part of speech: verb transitive

To turn up with the snout, as swine.

part of speech: noun

That part of a plant which descends into and fixes itself in the earth, and through which the plant is nourished; the part of anything resembling a root in manner of growth; the lower part of a thing; the original or cause of anything; first ancestor; impression; durable effect; in a language, that element which serves as a common basis to one or more words, the root being contained in the language itself, or in its older forms derived from a foreign language; in alg., the value of an unknown quantity in an equation; in arith., any number which multiplied by itself produces a square or power- that number is the root of the square or power.

part of speech: noun

The underground part of a plant which fixes it in the earth and serves to absorb moisture and nourishment; an edible underground part of a plant, as a potato; anything like a root; an ancestor; the part of an organ that is most deeply embedded; as, the root of a hair or finger nail; that from which anything has its origin; cause; as, laziness is the root of his poverty; the lower part of a thing; foundation; a quantity which, multiplied by itself a given number of times, produces a given quantity; as, 2 is the second or square root of 4; the part of a word, without prefix or suffix, which expresses its primary or essential meaning.

part of speech: noun

The part of a plant which is fixed in the earth, and which draws up sap from the soil: an edible root: anything like a root: the bottom: a word from which others are derived: the cause or occasion of anything: ( math.) the factor of a quantity which multiplied by itself produces that quantity: in an equation.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To turn up the earth with the snout.

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