Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fixed by a root or roots; firmly planted or embedded.
  • In zoology and anatomy: Fixed by the roots; embedded and attached as if rooted, as a hair, feather, nail, or tooth.
  • Specifically, fixed so by the root as to cease to grow, as a tooth: the opposite of rootless.
  • Provided with roots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having taken root; firmly implanted; fixed in the heart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Fixed in one position; immobile; unable to move.
  • adjective figuratively Ingrained, as through repeated use; entrenched; habitual or instinctive.
  • adjective figuratively Having a basic or fundamental connection (to a thing); based, originating (from).
  • adjective mathematics, graph theory Having a root.
  • adjective slang In trouble or in strife, screwed.
  • adjective Australia, New Zealand, slang Broken, damaged, non-functional.
  • adjective computing, not comparable Having a root (superuser) account that has been compromised.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of root.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective absolutely still

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • With a name rooted in weed, they were always going to be cool with me.

    Fallin’ Up

  • With a name rooted in weed, they were always going to be cool with me.

    Fallin’ Up

  • With a name rooted in weed, they were always going to be cool with me.

    Fallin’ Up

  • Its use in a film set in the 1930s is thus an anachronism, a word rooted in Greek for “error in chronology.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Its use in a film set in the 1930s is thus an anachronism, a word rooted in Greek for “error in chronology.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • These are shibboleths, a word rooted in the name of a place that was pronounced differently by Israelites and Ephraimites, and was useful in revealing spies.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • These are shibboleths, a word rooted in the name of a place that was pronounced differently by Israelites and Ephraimites, and was useful in revealing spies.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • These are shibboleths, a word rooted in the name of a place that was pronounced differently by Israelites and Ephraimites, and was useful in revealing spies.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • These are shibboleths, a word rooted in the name of a place that was pronounced differently by Israelites and Ephraimites, and was useful in revealing spies.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • To transform a term rooted historically in the salt of the earth struggles of working class Latinos in the campaigns of candidates who also repeat mantra-like the phrase "middle class" alters and diminishes the political value and movement power of "Si Se Puede".

    Roberto Lovato: Basta Ya: Boycott "Si Se Puede" in Elections

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Simple past tense: 'the plants rooted well during the winter.'

    August 20, 2011