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root noun

  /ɹuːt/ , /ɹʊt/
  • The part of a plant, generally underground, that anchors and supports the plant body, absorbs and stores water and nutrients, and in some plants is able to perform vegetative reproduction.
Wurzel, Wurzeln
  • (arithmetic) Of a number or expression, a number which, when raised to a specified power, yields the specified number or expression.
  • (analysis) A zero (of an equation).
  • The part of a tooth extending into the bone holding the tooth in place.
Wurzel, Wurzeln, Zahnwurzel
  • The part of a hair under the skin that holds the hair in place.
Wurzel, Haarwurzel
  • (linguistic morphology) The primary lexical unit of a word, which carries the most significant aspects of semantic content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents. Inflectional stems often derive from roots.
Grundwort, Wurzel
  • (figurative) The primary source; origin.
Quelle, Quellen, Wurzel
  • (philology) A word from which another word or words are derived.
Stamm, Wurzel
  • (graph theory, computing) The single node of a tree that has no parent.
Wurzelknoten, Wurzel

root verb

  /ɹuːt/ , /ɹʊt/
  • (ambitransitive) To turn up or dig with the snout.

root verb

  /ɹuːt/ , /ɹʊt/
  • To grow roots; to enter the earth, as roots; to take root and begin to grow.

rooted adjective

  /ɹʊtɪd/ , /ˈɹuːtɪd/
  • (Australia, New Zealand, slang) Broken, damaged, non-functional.

roots noun

  /ɹuːts/ , /ɹʊts/
Ahnen, Anfänge, Wurzeln

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