Definition of Rootage

1. Noun. Fixedness by or as if by roots. "Strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith"

Generic synonyms: Fixedness, Immobility, Stationariness



2. Noun. A developed system of roots.
Exact synonyms: Root System
Generic synonyms: Scheme, System
Terms within: Root

3. Noun. The place where something begins, where it springs into being. "Communism's Russian root"

Definition of Rootage

1. a system of roots [n -S]

Rootage Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootage

root resorption
root rot
root rots
root sheath
root sprout
root system
root up
root vegetable
root vegetables
root vole
root voles
root word
root words
rootage (current term)
rootages
rootball
rootbeer
rootbeers
rootbound
rootcap
rootcaps
rooted
rooted(p)
rootedly
rootedness
rootednesses
rooter

Literary usage of Rootage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readings on Parties and Elections in the United States by Chester Lloyd Jones (1912)
"only objects are distant and general objects, without local rootage or ... His lieutenants do not expect national rewards: their vital rootage is the ..."

2. Readings on Parties and Elections in the United States by Chester Lloyd Jones (1912)
"only objects are distant and general objects, without local rootage or ... His lieutenants do not expect national rewards: their vital rootage is the ..."

3. Readings in Civil Government by Percy Lewis Kaye (1910)
"His lieutenants do not expect national rewards: their vital rootage is the rootage of local opportunity. Just because, therefore, there is nowhere else in ..."

4. Constitutional Government in the United States by Woodrow Wilson (1917)
"His lieutenants do not expect national rewards: their vital rootage is the rootage of local opportunity. Just because, therefore, there is nowhere else in ..."

5. The English Rock-garden by Reginald John Farrer (1919)
"... yet there the Daphne roots deep down into nothing, sending its fat masses of yellow rootage browsing far in, with only the lime of the rock to feed them ..."

6. The Literary Examiner: Consisting of the Indicator, a Review of Books, and by Leigh Hunt (1823)
"And since rootage at court is not, under circumstances so inauspicious, to be expected in any country, for the nobler species of Painting, both. ..."

7. With Our Faces in the Light by Frederick Palmer (1917)
"He was only paying his debt to the mother earth of his rootage with his ... How much we owe to this new land, fallow to our rootage, pliant to our shaping! ..."

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