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"
take root and begin to grow; "this plant roots quickly"
cause to take roots
become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles"
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
plant by the roots
a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
come into existence, originate; "The problem roots in her depression"