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  10  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Root  \Root\,  v.  i.  [AS.  wr[=o]tan;  akin  to  wr[=o]t  a  snout, 
  trunk,  D.  wroeten  to  root,  G.  r["u]ssel  snout,  trunk, 
  proboscis,  Icel.  r[=o]ta  to  root,  and  perhaps  to  L.  rodere  to 
  gnaw  (E.  rodent)  or  to  E.  root,  n.] 
  1.  To  turn  up  the  earth  with  the  snout,  as  swine. 
  2.  Hence  to  seek  for  favor  or  advancement  by  low  arts  or 
  groveling  servility;  to  fawn  servilely. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Root  \Root\,  v.  t. 
  To  turn  up  or  to  dig  out  with  the  snout;  as  the  swine  roots 
  the  earth. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Root  \Root\,  n.  [Icel.  r[=o]t  (for  vr[=o]t);  akin  to  E.  wort, 
  and  perhaps  to  root  to  turn  up  the  earth.  See  {Wort}.] 
  1.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  underground  portion  of  a  plant,  whether  a  true 
  root  or  a  tuber,  a  bulb  or  rootstock,  as  in  the 
  potato,  the  onion,  or  the  sweet  flag. 
  b  The  descending,  and  commonly  branching,  axis  of  a 
  plant,  increasing  in  length  by  growth  at  its  extremity 
  only,  not  divided  into  joints,  leafless  and  without 
  buds,  and  having  for  its  offices  to  fix  the  plant  in 
  the  earth,  to  supply  it  with  moisture  and  soluble 
  matters,  and  sometimes  to  serve  as  a  reservoir  of 
  nutriment  for  future  growth.  A  true  root,  however,  may 
  never  reach  the  ground,  but  may  be  attached  to  a  wall, 
  etc.,  as  in  the  ivy,  or  may  hang  loosely  in  the  air, 
  as  in  some  epiphytic  orchids. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Root  \Root\  (r[=oo]t),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rooted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Rooting}.] 
  1.  To  fix  the  root;  to  enter  the  earth,  as  roots;  to  take 
  root  and  begin  to  grow. 
  In  deep  grounds  the  weeds  root  deeper.  --Mortimer. 
  2.  To  be  firmly  fixed;  to  be  established. 
  If  any  irregularity  chanced  to  intervene  and  to 
  cause  misappehensions  he  gave  them  not  leave  to 
  root  and  fasten  by  concealment.  --Bp.  Fell. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Root  \Root\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  plant  and  fix  deeply  in  the  earth,  or  as  in  the  earth; 
  to  implant  firmly;  hence  to  make  deep  or  radical;  to 
  establish;  --  used  chiefly  in  the  participle;  as  rooted 
  trees  or  forests;  rooted  dislike. 
  2.  To  tear  up  by  the  root;  to  eradicate;  to  extirpate;  -- 
  with  up  out  or  away  ``I  will  go  root  away  the  noisome 
  weeds.''  --Shak. 
  The  Lord  rooted  them  out  of  their  land  .  .  .  and 
  cast  them  into  another  land.  --Deut.  xxix. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Root  \Root\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  {Rout}  to  roar.] 
  To  shout  for  or  otherwise  noisly  applaud  or  encourage,  a 
  contestant,  as  in  sports;  hence  to  wish  earnestly  for  the 
  success  of  some  one  or  the  happening  of  some  event,  with  the 
  superstitious  notion  that  this  action  may  have  efficacy;  -- 
  usually  with  for  as  the  crowd  rooted  for  the  home  team. 
  [Slang  or  Cant,  U.  S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  {To  take  place},  {root},  {sides},  {stock},  etc  See  under 
  {Place},  {Root},  {Side},  etc 
  {To  take  the  air}. 
  a  (Falconry)  To  seek  to  escape  by  trying  to  rise  higher 
  than  the  falcon;  --  said  of  a  bird. 
  b  See  under  {Air}. 
  {To  take  the  field}.  (Mil.)  See  under  {Field}. 
  {To  take  thought},  to  be  concerned  or  anxious;  to  be 
  solicitous.  --Matt.  vi  25,  27. 
  {To  take  to  heart}.  See  under  {Heart}. 
  {To  take  to  task},  to  reprove;  to  censure. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  arising  from  or  going  to  the  root;  "a  radical  flaw  in  the 
  plan"  [syn:  {radical}] 
  n  1:  the  usually  underground  organ  that  lacks  buds  or  leaves  or 
  nodes;  absorbs  water  and  mineral  salts;  usually  it 
  anchors  the  plant  to  the  ground 
  2:  the  place  where  something  begins,  where  it  springs  into 
  being  "the  Italian  beginning  of  the  Renaissance"; 
  "Jupiter  was  the  origin  of  the  radiation";  "Pittsburgh  is 
  the  source  of  the  Ohio  River";  "communism's  Russian  root" 
  [syn:  {beginning},  {origin},  {source}] 
  3:  (linguistics)  the  form  of  a  word  after  all  affixes  are 
  removed;  "thematic  vowels  are  part  of  the  stem"  [syn:  {root 
  word},  {base},  {stem},  {theme},  {radical}] 
  4:  a  number  that  when  multiplied  by  itself  some  number  of  times 
  equals  a  given  number 
  5:  the  set  of  values  that  give  a  true  statement  when 
  substituted  into  an  equation  [syn:  {solution}] 
  6:  the  part  of  a  tooth  that  is  embedded  in  the  jaw  and  serves 
  as  support  [syn:  {tooth  root}] 
  v  1:  take  root;  begin  to  grow;  of  plants 
  2:  dig  with  the  snout;  "the  pig  was  rooting  for  truffles"  [syn: 
  {rout},  {rootle}] 
  3:  take  sides  with  align  oneself  with  sympathize  with  [syn:  {side}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  root  n.  [Unix]  1.  The  {superuser}  account  (with  user  name 
  `root')  that  ignores  permission  bits,  user  number  0  on  a  Unix  system. 
  The  term  {avatar}  is  also  used  2.  The  top  node  of  the  system  directory 
  structure;  historically  the  home  directory  of  the  root  user,  but 
  probably  named  after  the  root  of  an  (inverted)  tree.  3.  By  extension, 
  the  privileged  system-maintenance  login  on  any  OS  See  {root  mode}, 
  {go  root},  see  also  {wheel}. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    The  {Unix}  {superuser}  account  (with 
  user  name  root"  and  user  ID  0)  that  overrides  file 
  permissions.  The  term  {avatar}  is  also  used  By  extension, 
  the  privileged  system-maintenance  login  on  any  {operating 
  See  {root  mode},  {go  root},  {wheel}. 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
  2.    {root  directory}. 
  3.    {root  node}. 

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