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root

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: 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"

noun: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

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

noun: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)

noun: a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes

noun: the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support

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"

verb: become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"

verb: cause to take roots


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root

Length: 4 letters

Scrabble value: 4

Words with Friends value: 4

Literati value: 4

TWL (USA): Found

SOWPODS (UK): Found


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