Definitions For Root


  • The embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  • A simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
  • The set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
  • The place where something begins, where it springs into being
  • Someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • A number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
  • The part of a plant that grows underground, gets water from the ground, and holds the plant in place
  • The part of a tooth, hair, fingernail, etc., that is attached to the body
  • The cause or source of something


  • Take root and begin to grow
  • Cause to take roots
  • Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
  • Dig with the snout
  • Plant by the roots
  • Cheer for
  • Come into existence, originate

Is Root a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Root is worth 4 points in Scrabble and 4 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Root in a Sentence

  • Elm trees have shallow roots.
  • Pull weeds up by the roots so that they don't grow back.
  • You can tell that she dyes her hair blonde because her dark roots are showing.

Synonyms for Root

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