from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Fixed in one position; immobile; unable to move.
  • adj. Ingrained, as through repeated use; entrenched; habitual or instinctive.
  • adj. Having a basic or fundamental connection (to a thing); based, originating (from).
  • adj. Having a root.
  • adj. In trouble or in strife, screwed.
  • adj. Broken, damaged, non-functional.
  • adj. Having a root (superuser) account that has been compromised.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of root.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having taken root; firmly implanted; fixed in the heart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fixed by a root or roots; firmly planted or embedded.
  • In zoology and anatomy: Fixed by the roots; embedded and attached as if rooted, as a hair, feather, nail, or tooth.
  • Specifically, fixed so by the root as to cease to grow, as a tooth: the opposite of rootless.
  • Provided with roots.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. absolutely still


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  • Simple past tense: 'the plants rooted well during the winter.'

    August 20, 2011