1. fixedness by or as if by roots

strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith

Hypernyms: ↑stationariness, ↑immobility, ↑fixedness
2. a developed system of roots
Syn: ↑root system
Hypernyms: ↑system, ↑scheme
Part Meronyms: ↑root
3. 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

Syn: ↑beginning, ↑origin, ↑root, ↑source
Derivationally related forms: ↑root, ↑root (for: ↑root), ↑originate (for: ↑origin)
Hypernyms: ↑point

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