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Definition of the noun roots

What does roots mean as a name of something?


  1. the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
    • examples: his roots in Texas go back a long way | he went back to Sweden to search for his roots | his music has African roots
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: condition = a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

Alternative definition of the noun roots


  1. See Ancestors.
  2. See Beginnings.


  1. "Roots" is a 1955 Mexican drama film directed by Benito Alazraki. It was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.
  2. "Roots" a.k.a. "Poor Relatives": Bednye Rodstvenniki is a 2005 comedy film, close in style to "The 12 chairs" and "The Small Golden Calf"; based on the novels by Ilya Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov.
  3. "Roots" is a 2008 short drama film written and directed by Eileen Hofer.
  4. "Roots" a.k.a. "The Roots" is a documentary film directed by Kaoru Ikeya.

Phrases with Roots

  1. Iries in Roots Meets Alpha & Omega
  2. Daisy Roots
  3. grass roots
  4. Put Down Roots
  5. spinal nerve roots
  6. Indo-European Roots

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Roots

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Google previewThe Broncle, a Curious Tale of Adoption and Reunion (2011)

by Brian Bailie

The problem with discovering your roots is that the more digging you do, the dirtier you can get.

Google previewSowing Seeds for America's Roots (2012)

by Don W. Robertson

Sowing Seeds for America's Roots is a fascinating look at the history of the United States, with an eye toward where our nation might be heading. Author Don W. Robertson feels that this great country has hit its financial and military peak.


by Hakem Saleh

Roots. meaning. necess neur, nerv nox, noc nomen, nomin null, nihil, nil nym, onym, onom nasc, nat, gnant, nai nom, nym nov, neo narls, na necro necto nema nemoral nephr neur nictitat nigr non nona noth notho noto nuclx nuch nua nulli ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Carlina acaulis Roots .... White. 15. Scandix chaerefolium . . . Leaves. . . . Chervil . . . Sulph. yellow. 16. Matricaria chamomilla .

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Tie oerb, flowers, and roots. Antispasmodic, escic, cathartic. A warm infusion. Jriacsn. Arfenic. Corrosive .

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Video language resources about Roots

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Quotes about Roots


Mother is the root.
Children are the shoots.
Roots take care of the shoots.
Shoots have no care for roots.
They have other things to care.
Roots don’t bother. Can mother?
17.07.2006 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of R1O1O1T1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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