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  1. root

    • IPA[ruːt]

    英式

    • n.
      the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibres;the persistent underground part of a plant, especially when fleshy and enlarged and used as a vegetable, e.g. a turnip or carrot
    • v.
      cause (a plant or cutting) to grow roots;(of a plant or cutting) establish roots
    • verb: root, 3rd person present: roots, gerund or present participle: rooting, past tense: rooted, past participle: rooted

    • noun: root, plural noun: roots

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    名詞

    • 1. the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibres cacti have deep and spreading roots a tree root 同義詞 radicle, rhizome, rootstock, tuber, tap root, ... 更多
    • the persistent underground part of a plant, especially when fleshy and enlarged and used as a vegetable, e.g. a turnip or carrot you should never wash roots before storing
    • any plant grown for its root roots like beet and carrot cannot be transplanted
    • the embedded or basal part of a bodily organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nail her hair was fairer at the roots
    • the part of a thing attaching it to a greater or more fundamental whole; the end or base a little lever near the root of the barrel they disappeared from sight behind the root of the crag
    • 2. the basic cause, source, or origin of something money is the root of all evil jealousy was at the root of it 同義詞 source, origin, starting point, seed, germ, ... 更多
    • family, ethnic, or cultural origins it's always nice to return to my roots 同義詞 origins, beginnings, family, ancestors, predecessors, ... 更多
    • denoting or relating to something from a particular ethnic or cultural origin, especially a non-Western one roots music
    • (in biblical use) a scion; a descendant the root of David
    • a morpheme, not necessarily surviving as a word in itself, from which words have been made by the addition of prefixes or suffixes or by other modification many European words stem from this linguistic root the root form of the word
    • the fundamental note of a chord in the sequence the roots of the chords drop by fifths
    • 3. a number or quantity that when multiplied by itself, typically a specified number of times, gives a specified number or quantity.
    • short for square root
    • a value of an unknown quantity satisfying a given equation the roots of the equation differ by an integer
    • 4. a user account with full and unrestricted access to a system make sure that these files can only be accessed by the root user I need to log in as root on my system to resolve an issue
    • 5. Australian, New Zealand, Irish vulgar slang an act or instance of having sex.
    • a sexual partner of a specified ability.

    動詞

    • 1. cause (a plant or cutting) to grow roots root your own cuttings from stock plants 同義詞 plant, bed out, sow
    • (of a plant or cutting) establish roots large trees had rooted in the canal bank 同義詞 take root, grow roots, become established, establish, strike, ... 更多
    • 2. establish deeply and firmly vegetarianism is rooted in Indian culture
    • have as an origin or cause the Latin verb is rooted in an Indo-European word
    • 3. cause (someone) to stand immobile through fear or amazement George was rooted to the spot in disbelief fear rooted me to the spot
    • 4. gain access to the root account of (a smartphone or computer) we explained how to manually root almost any Android device
    • 5. Australian, New Zealand, Irish vulgar slang have sex with.
    • adj.
      exhausted; worn out: I’m usually completely rooted by the end of a trip and need heaps of physio to recover

    Oxford Dictionary

    • plural
      the most basic level of an activity or organization: the whole campaign would be conducted at the grass roots trying to improve the sport's image at the grass-roots level

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • plural
      the most basic level of an activity or organization: improving the game at grass-roots level

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      music springing from and identified with a particular culture, typically that of the West Indies.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • plural
      ordinary Maori people in society or an organization: there is a gap to bridge between tribal elites and the flax roots of Maoridom these solutions have come from the people, at the flax roots level

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      (of a plant) begin to draw nourishment from the soil through its roots

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ro͞ot]

    美式

    • n.
      the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, ... cacti have deep and spreading roots a tree root
    • v.
      cause (a plant or cutting) to grow roots: root your own cuttings from stock plants

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • IPA[ruːt]

    英式

    • v.
      (of an animal) turn up the ground with its snout in search of food: stray dogs rooting around for bones and scraps
    • n.
      an act of rooting: I had a root through the open drawers

    Oxford Dictionary

    • IPA[ro͞ot]

    美式

    • v.
      (of an animal) turn up the ground with its snout in search of food: stray dogs rooting around for bones and scraps
    • n.
      an act of rooting: I have a root through the open drawers

    Oxford American Dictionary