[noun] (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
[noun] (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem" Synonyms:word, base, stem, theme, radical
[noun] 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" Synonyms:beginning, origin, age, source
[noun] a number that when multiplied by itself some number of times equals a given number
[noun] the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation Synonyms:solution
[noun] a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes Synonyms:etymon
[noun] the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support Synonyms:tooth
[verb] take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly"
[verb] come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression"
[verb] plant by the roots
[verb] dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles" Synonyms:rout, le
[verb] take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?" Synonyms:side, pull