Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant (or, figuratively, some other thing, or a person) which takes root.
  • noun One who or that which roots or roots up, or tears up by the roots; one who eradicates or destroys.
  • noun One who roots for the success of his patron or his side; specifically, in base-ball and other outdoor contests, one who gives aid and encouragement to his side by applause and by shouting advice.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, roots; one that tears up by the roots.
  • noun Slang, U. S. One who roots, or applauds.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, roots; one that tears up by the roots.

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

  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports

Etymologies

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to root + -er

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