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Definition of Root and branch
Root and branch 2. An edible or esculent root, especially of such plants as
produce a single root, as the beet, carrot, etc.; as, the
3. That which resembles a root in position or function, esp.
as a source of nourishment or support; that from which
anything proceeds as if by growth or development; as, the
root of a tooth, a nail, a cancer, and the like.
(a) An ancestor or progenitor; and hence, an early race; a
They were the roots out of which sprang two
distinct people. --Locke.
(b) A primitive form of speech; one of the earliest terms
employed in language; a word from which other words
are formed; a radix, or radical.
(c) The cause or occasion by which anything is brought
about; the source. ``She herself . . . is root of
The love of money is a root of all kinds of
evil. --1 Tim. vi.
10 (rev. Ver.)
(d) (Math.) That factor of a quantity which when
multiplied into itself will produce that quantity;
thus, 3 is a root of 9, because 3 multiplied into
itself produces 9; 3 is the cube root of 27.
(e) (Mus.) The fundamental tone of any chord; the tone
from whose harmonics, or overtones, a chord is
(f) The lowest place, position, or part. ``Deep to the
roots of hell.' --Milton. ``The roots of the
4. (Astrol.) The time which to reckon in making calculations.
When a root is of a birth yknowe [known]. --Chaucer.
A["e]rial roots. (Bot.)
(a) Small roots emitted from the stem of a plant in the
open air, which, attaching themselves to the bark of
trees, etc., serve to support the plant.
(b) Large roots growing from the stem, etc., which descend
and establish themselves in the soil. See Illust. of
Multiple primary root (Bot.), a name given to the numerous
roots emitted from the radicle in many plants, as the
Primary root (Bot.), the central, first-formed, main root,
from which the rootlets are given off.
Root and branch, every part; wholly; completely; as, to
destroy an error root and branch.
Root-and-branch men, radical reformers; -- a designation
applied to the English Independents (1641). See Citation
under Radical, n., 2.
Root barnacle (Zo["o]l.), one of the Rhizocephala.
Root hair (Bot.), one of the slender, hairlike fibers found
on the surface of fresh roots. They are prolongations of
the superficial cells of the root into minute tubes.
Root leaf (Bot.), a radical leaf. See Radical, a., 3
Root louse (Zo["o]l.), any plant louse, or aphid, which
lives on the roots of plants, as the Phylloxera of the
grapevine. See Phylloxera.
Root of an equation (Alg.), that value which, substituted
for the unknown quantity in an equation, satisfies the
Root of a nail
(Anat.), the part of a nail which is covered by the skin.
Root of a tooth (Anat.), the part of a tooth contained in
the socket and consisting of one or more fangs.
Secondary roots (Bot.), roots emitted from any part of the
plant above the radicle.
To strike root, To take root, to send forth roots; to
become fixed in the earth, etc., by a root; hence, in
general, to become planted, fixed, or established; to
increase and spread; as, an opinion takes root. ``The
bended twigs take root.' --Milton. Root and branchBranch Branch, n.; pl. Branches. [OE. braunche, F. branche,
fr. LL. branca claw of a bird or beast of prey; cf. Armor.
brank branch, bough.]
1. (Bot.) A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main
stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other
2. Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part
connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as,
the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a
branch of a river; a branch of a railway.
Most of the branches, or streams, were dried up.
3. Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct
article; a section or subdivision; a department.
``Branches of knowledge.' --Prescott.
It is a branch and parcel of mine oath. --Shak.
4. (Geom.) One of the portions of a curve that extends
outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the
branches of an hyperbola.
5. A line of family descent, in distinction from some other
line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such
a line; as, the English branch of a family.
His father, a younger branch of the ancient stock.
6. (Naut.) A warrant or commission given to a pilot,
authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.
Branches of a bridle, two pieces of bent iron, which bear
the bit, the cross chains, and the curb.
Branch herring. See Alewife.
Root and branch, totally, wholly.
Syn: Bough; limb; shoot; offshoot; twig; sprig.
Meaning of Root and branch from wikipedia
- Root and branch
to: Root and Branch
Men Root and Branch
11, 1640 Roots and Branches
(disambiguation) This disambiguation...
- Root and Branch Petition
was a petition presented
to the Long Parliament
11, 1640. The petition
had been signed
by 15,000 Londoners and
- fibrous root system
with many branched
roots, but many plants
that grow a taproot during germination
go on to develop branching root
- (from Latin
") was a historical political movement within liberalism during
the late 18th and early
19th centuries and
- zones: the root
cap, the apical
meristem, the elongation
the hair. The root
cap of new roots helps
the root penetrate
the soil. These root
- the main canal(s), and
more intricate anatomical branches
that may connect
the root canals
to each other
or to the surface
of the root
. At the center
with ovate leaves arranged
in a rosette, a thick upright root
, often branched
bell-shaped flowers followed
by writing and
like i√7 , rather
than √−7 . For a more thorough
discussion, see square root and branch
point. Just like...
- In mathematics, a square root
of a number
x is a number
y such that y2 = x; in other
words, a number
y whose square
- sometimes called
of the root
. A root
2 is called
a square root and
3, a cube root
of higher degree
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