2. The part of the tooth that extends into the bone socket in the mandible: The dentist had to drill in order to remove the infected root in Jane's jaw because she was in a lot of pain.
3. The basics or essential core of a situation: Sometimes they say that money is the root of all evil, but Greg doesn’t accept that as always being the truth.
The full quotation suggests that an excessive "love" of money is the "root of evil" not necessarily "money" itself: "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." (From 1 Timothy 6:10 in the King James Bible).4. A word origin from which other words are formed: Many expressions have been integrated into English from one Latin root after another resulting in thousands of Latin and Greek roots that provide us with tens of thousands of vocabulary terms that are utilized in multitudes of academic, technical, medical, scientific, and other areas.
2. A territory to be serviced: The newspaper carrier had an extensive route for delivering the papers in the morning.
En route to his dentist for a root canal operation, he took a different route than he usually did and he got lost. Instead of stopping to ask for directions, he decided to beat a hasty rout and go home to call and cancel the appointment.
2. A complete defeat of an opponent in a battle, competition, or election.
3. Etymology: from Middle French route, "host, troop, crowd"; from Old French rote, from Vulgar Latin rupta, "a dispersed group"; literally, "a broken group", from Latin rumpere, "to break".