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Another word for root

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Noun
  1. The most central and material part

      1. A grievance
      2. (Law) The essential part of a complaint or accusation
      3. The main claim or most important aspect of a complaint against a defendant.
      1. Matter of a particular kind or chemical composition
      2. Material possessions; goods; wealth:
      3. That which is real or practical in quality or character; practical value:
      1. (Sports) The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
      2. Constituent elements or basic nature; essence; character
      3. Matter or substance of an unspecified or generalized kind
      1. Strong loyalty or dedication:
      2. A person as characterized by a stated quality:
      3. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
      1. Strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, performer, or artist:
      2. A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification:
      3. The spirit of a dead person, thought of as separate from the body and leading an existence of its own
      1. The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
      2. A form of dark energy due to a hypothetical scalar field that permeates all space, the energy density of which varies across space and time, in contrast to the cosmological constant.
      3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
      1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
      2. The soft core of various other things, as of a bone or feather
      3. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most flowering plants, gymnosperms, and ferns. Pith is composed of parenchyma cells. In plants that undergo secondary growth, such as angiosperms, the pith is surrounded by the vascular tissues and is gradually compressed by the inward growth of the vascular tissue known as xylem. In plants with woody stems, the pith dries out and often disintegrates as the plant grows older, leaving the stem hollow.
      1. The essence; the core:
      2. A small piece
      3. (Informal) The point of a story or gist of a matter
      1. The flesh of animals used as food, esp. the flesh of mammals or, often, of fowl
      2. The essence, substance, or gist:
      3. (Vulgar Slang) The human body regarded as an object of sexual desire.
      1. Bone marrow.
      2. The soft, vascular, fatty tissue that fills the cavities of most bones
      3. (Geordie, informal) A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
      1. The central, most important part of something; core; essence
      2. A small amount of something, especially when potentially developing into something else:
      3. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      1. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
      2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
      3. A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous:
      1. The central idea; the essence.
      2. The essence or main point, as of an article or argument
      3. (Law) The grounds for action in a suit.
      1. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
      2. A substance that keeps, in concentrated form, the flavor, fragrance, or other properties of the plant, drug, food, etc. from which it is extracted; essential oil
      3. (Philos.) The inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestations; true substance
      1. A cylindrical sample of rock, ice, or other material obtained from the center of a mass by drilling or cutting.
      2. (Elec.) A mass of magnetic material placed inside a wire coil, serving to channel and increase the strength of the magnetic field resulting from current in the coil
      3. (Anatomy) The muscles in the trunk of the human body, including those of the abdomen and chest, that stabilize the spine, pelvis, and shoulders.
    See also:

    be

  2. A fundamental principle or underlying concept

      1. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
      2. A first principle, element, or fundamental, as of a subject to be learned
      3. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
      1. The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
      2. The lowest frequency of a periodically varying quantity or of a vibrating system.
      3. A principle, theory, law, etc. serving as a basis; essential part
      1. The fundamental principle on which something is founded; basis
      2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
      3. Foundation garment
      1. A ceremonial stone set at the corner of a building, joining two exterior walls, and often inscribed with the starting and completion dates of construction, the name of the architect and owner, and other details.
      2. A stone that forms part of the corner of a building; esp., a foundation stone of this kind, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony that marks the beginning of building
      3. An indispensable and fundamental basis:
      1. The fundamental principle.
      2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
      3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
      1. (Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
      2. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
      3. The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis.
    See also:

    over

  3. A point of origination

      1. A source of abundant supply; fount
      2. (--- Naut.) An enclosure in the hold of a ship for containing the pumps and protecting them from damage
      3. A compartment or recessed area in a ship, used for stowage:
      1. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
      2. The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
      3. A source, beginning, or motive:
      1. A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
      2. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
      3. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
      1. (By extension) The necessary basis for something to develop
      2. (Agriculture) A healthy plant that is used as the base for grafting a scion
      3. A root system of a plant, often with a portion of the stem, to which a shoot or bud is grafted.
      1. Origin; derivation
      2. (Archaeology) Source; origin.
      1. The records or documents authenticating such an object or the history of its ownership.
      2. Origin; derivation; source
      3. The history of the ownership of an object, especially when documented or authenticated. Used of artworks, antiques, and books.
      1. Anything from which other things are derived; source; origin
      2. A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
      3. A source or cause; an origin:
      1. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
      2. A coming into existence or use; beginning
      3. That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
      1. A woman who gives birth to a child.
      2. A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
      3. A stringy slime composed of yeast cells and bacteria that forms on the surface of fermenting liquids and is added to wine or cider to start the production of vinegar.
      1. An abundant source of knowledge, etc.
      2. A spring that is the source of a stream
      3. The original or main source of anything
      1. A structure, often decorative, from which a jet or stream of water issues.
      2. The source or beginning of a stream
      3. A spring, especially the source of a stream.
      1. (Figuratively) that from which something flows or proceeds
      2. A device from which poultry may drink
      3. One that initiates or dispenses; a source:
      1. In generative linguistics, the generation of a linguistic structure through an ordered or partially ordered series of operations on other structures, such as the creation of a surface structure from a deep structure, or of a complex word from its morphological components.
      2. The form or source from which something is derived; an origin.
      3. (--- Gram.) The process of forming words from bases by the addition of affixes other than inflectional morphemes, or by internal phonetic change
      1. That which begins or originates something; the first cause; origin; source.
      2. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
      3. The initial portion of some extended thing.
    See also:

    start

  4. A point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate

      1. The vital core; the essence:
      2. The living:
      3. The most personal and sensitive aspect of the emotions:
      1. Boston, Massachusetts. Used with the .
      2. A center of interest, importance, or activity
      3. A center of activity or interest; a focal point:
      1. One's prevailing mood or current inclination:
      2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
      3. A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous:
      1. A condition in which something can be clearly apprehended or perceived:
      2. A center of interest or activity:
      3. The point where rays of light, heat, etc. or waves of sound come together, or from which they spread or seem to spread; specif., the point where rays of light reflected by a mirror or refracted by a lens meet (called real focus) or the point where they would meet if prolonged backward through the lens or mirror (called virtual focus)
      1. (Anat.) The main muscles of the human trunk, including those of the back, sides, abdomen, and, sometimes, pelvis
      2. A cylindrical sample of rock, ice, or other material obtained from the center of a mass by drilling or cutting.
      3. The wood center to which outer layers of veneer are attached
      1. (Sports) A player whose position at the start of a contest is at the center of the line or playing area
      2. (--- Baseball) Center field.
      3. A point of origin, as of influence, ideas, or actions:
      1. The basic underlying quality; the source:
      2. The deepest or lowest part:
      3. The lowest or least favorable position:
    See also:

    start

  5. The main part of a word to which affixes are attached

      1. (Linguistics) A stem.
      2. An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif:
      3. (Short for) theme song
      1. (--- Music) The vertical line extending from the head of a note.
      2. (Linguis.) The part of a word, consisting of a root or a root with one or more affixes, to which inflectional endings are added or in which inflectional phonetic changes are made
      3. The main upward-growing axis of a plant, having nodes and bearing leaves, usually extending in a direction opposite to that of the root and above the ground, and serving to support the plant and to transport and store food materials; specif., the main stalk or trunk of a tree, shrub, or other plant, from which leaves, flowers, and fruit develop
      1. (Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
      2. (Linguis.) Any morpheme to which prefixes, suffixes, etc. are or can be added; stem or root
      3. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
    See also:

    words

Verb
  1. To implant so deeply as to make change nearly impossible

    See also:

    move

  2. To provide a basis for

    See also:

    over

  3. To destroy all traces of.

  4. To express approval, especially by clapping

      1. To strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another:
      2. To come together suddenly with a sharp sound.
      3. To strike (the hands) together with an abrupt, loud sound, usually repeatedly:
      1. To be or become cheerful; feel encouraged
      2. To shout cheers.
      3. To greet or applaud with cheers
      1. To show approval of by clapping, cheering, etc.
      2. To express approval, especially by clapping the hands.
      3. To express approval of (someone or something) especially by such clapping.

Another word for root

Noun
  1. An underground portion of a plant

      1. (Zool.) The rootlike, attached portion of a hydroid colony
      2. (Agriculture) A healthy plant that is used as the base for grafting a scion
      3. A root system of a plant, often with a portion of the stem, to which a shoot or bud is grafted.
      1. A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.
      2. A creeping stem lying, usually horizontally, at or under the surface of the soil and differing from a root in having scale leaves, bearing leaves or aerial shoots near its tips, and producing roots from its undersurface
      3. A horizontal underground stem of some plants that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.
      1. (Anatomy) A small structure, such as a fibril of a nerve, that resembles a root.
      2. (Bot.) The lower part of the axis of an embryo seedling; strictly, the root part; often, the hypocotyl, sometimes together with the root
      3. A rudimentary root
      1. (Botany) A long tapering root possessed by many plants (such as carrots and dandelions). [from early 17th c.]
      2. The main root of a plant, usually stouter than the lateral roots and growing straight downward from the stem.
      1. A rounded projection or swelling; a tubercle.
      2. A short, thickened, fleshy part of an underground stem, as a potato: new plants develop from the buds, or eyes, that grow in the axils of the minute scale leaves of a tuber
      3. A similar outgrowth of a plant root.
      1. A thin hairlike outgrowth of an epidermal cell of a plant root that absorbs water and minerals from the soil.
      2. (Biology) The rhizoid of a vascular plant; a tubular outgrowth of a trichoblast, a hair-forming cell on the epidermis of a plant root.
      1. One of the smallest roots, hair roots.
      2. A small root or division of a root.
      3. A little root or small branch of a root
      1. (Linguis.) A root, or base
      2. Radicle
      3. The root of a plant
    See also:

    bulb

  2. The cause or basis

      1. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
      2. A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous:
      3. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
      1. A motif in art, literature, or music.
      2. An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.
      3. Some inner drive, impulse, intention, etc. that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way; incentive; goal
      1. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
      2. A normal mental state; sanity:
      3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
      1. Any person, place, or thing by which something is supplied
      2. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
      3. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained: