- the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
"his roots in Texas go back a long way"
"he went back to Sweden to search for his roots"
- Know your roots.
- Carrots and turnips are edible roots.
- Pull the plant up by the roots.
- The roots of the plant are greedy for water.
- The roots of this tree go down deep.
- We must focus on building a solid grass-roots movement.
- The tree's roots extend deep into the earth.
- It's stable because all the roots of this equation are negative.
- If you have no food, you got to eat roots and insects in order to survive.
- The tree roots have burst through the cement at several points along the sidewalk.
- Such languages as Russian, Polish, Czech and Bulgarian have common Slavic roots.
- You’ve sworn to me, kid, — so find such a water for me, find it and bring, water my poor roots…
- Would that the trees might speak on behalf of all things that have roots, and punish those that wrong them!
- Bad manners shade imperceptibly into crime: both have their roots in an absence of concern for others.
- Philadelphia's nickname, "the City of Brotherly Love," is simply a translation from the Greek roots of the city's name.