Textual thesaurus for "root"

(noun) tooth root

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

(noun) stem, theme, base, root word, radical

(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

thematic vowels are part of the stem

(noun) etymon

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

(noun) solution

the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation

(noun) rootage, source, beginning, origin

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) ancestor, antecedent, ascendant, ascendent

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

(verb) settle, settle down, take root, steady down

become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style

He finally settled down

(verb) rootle, rout

dig with the snout

the pig was rooting for truffles