Nouns (31)

tooth root, root
n. the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
root word, radical, root, base
n. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
root word, radical, theme, stem, base, root
n. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
root, etymon
n. a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
root, solution
n. the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
rootage, source, root, origin, beginning
n. 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"
root, antecedent, ascendent, ascendant, ancestor
n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
root
n. (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
root
n. a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
main directory, root directory, root
n. the basic directory in hierarchical systems

Verbs (4)

root
v. cause to take roots
rootle, root, rout
v. dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles"

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Fuzzynyms (55)

support
n. supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
image, epitome, paradigm, prototype
n. a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
base
n. (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull"
bottom
n. the lowest part of anything; "they started at the bottom of the hill"
eye, heart, middle, centre, center
n. an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"
core
n. the central part of the Earth
natural spring, outpouring, outflow, fountain, spring
n. a natural flow of ground water
forerunner, precursor
n. a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
matriarch
n. a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)
parent
n. an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained
predecessor
n. one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
pith
n. soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants
tuber
n. a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
rootstalk, rootstock, rhizome
n. a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
radix, base
n. (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place; "10 is the radix of the decimal system"
foundation
n. the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"
foundation
n. the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections"
ground, basis, footing
n. a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
develop
v. grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
make grow, develop
v. cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
expand, flourish, thrive, boom
v. grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
spud
v. initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well was spudded in April"
fasten, tighten
v. make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
happen upon, chance on, come across, chance upon, light upon, come upon, fall upon, discover, attain, strike
v. find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

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Antonyms (7)

natural covering, cover, covering
n. a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover"
descendent, descendant
n. a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
heir, successor
n. a person who inherits some title or office

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