root Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “root” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "root" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

rootnoun [C]

uk   us   /ruːt/

root noun [C] (PLANT PART)

B2 the ​part of a ​plant that ​grows down into the ​earth to get ​water and ​food and ​holds the ​plantfirm in the ​ground
More examples

root noun [C] (CAUSE/ORIGIN)

C1 the ​cause or ​origin of something ​bad: We must get to the root of (= ​discover the ​cause of) this ​problem. What is/​lies at the root of the ​problem is ​theirlack of ​interest. The high ​crimerate has ​its roots inunemployment and ​poverty. So what's the root cause of his ​anxiety?roots B2 [plural] origins: The ​city of Tours can traceits roots back toRomantimes.
See also

root noun [C] (OF TOOTH/HAIR/NAIL)

the ​part of a ​hair, ​tooth, or ​nail that is under the ​skin

root noun [C] (OF WORD)

specialized language The root of a word is ​its most ​basicform, to which other ​parts, such as affixes, can be ​added: The root of the word "​sitting" is "​sit".

root noun [C] (IN MATHEMATICS)

specialized mathematics a ​solution of some equations (= ​mathematicalstatements) specialized A root of a ​particularnumber is another ​number that, when ​multiplied by itself one or more ​times, ​reaches that ​number: The square root of 64 is 8, and the cube root of 64 is 4.


uk   us   /ruːt/

root verb (LOOK)

[I usually + adv/prep] to ​look for something by ​turning things over: She rooted through/among the ​papers on her ​desk. The ​pigs rooted foracorns in the ​forest.

root verb (PLANT)

[I] to ​grow roots: The ​treesfailed to root and so ​died.
(Definition of root from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "root" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations


 us   /rut, rʊt/

root noun (PLANT PART)

[C] biology the ​part of a ​plant which ​grows down into the ​earth [C] biology The root of a ​hair, ​tooth, or ​nail is the ​part of it that is inside the ​body.

root noun (ORIGIN)

[C] the ​origin or ​source of something: We must get to the root of this ​problem.

root noun (WORD)

[C] the ​basicform of a word, to which ​prefixes or endings can be ​added: The root of the word "​sitting" is "​sit."

root noun (number)

algebra a ​number that is the ​solution of an ​equation (= ​mathematicalstatement)
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈrut̬·əd, ˈrʊt̬-/
deeply rooted ​loyalty

rootverb [I/T]

 us   /rut, rʊt/

root verb [I/T] (PLANT PART)

(of a ​plant) to ​develop roots and ​begin to ​grow
(Definition of root from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de root
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Palabra del día

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Palabra del día

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Aprende más 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Aprende más