Definition of Rooting

1. Noun. The process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow.

Generic synonyms: Development, Growing, Growth, Maturation, Ontogenesis, Ontogeny
Derivative terms: Root, Root



Definition of Rooting

1. Noun. Originally, a system of roots; a secure attachment ((term in) something); a firm grounding. ¹

2. Noun. The process of forming roots. ¹

3. Noun. A method of creating a new plant by getting part of an existing plant to form roots. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of root) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rooting

1. root [v] - See also: root

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rooting

rooter skunk
rooteries
rooters
rootery
rootest
rooteth
roothair
roothairs
roothold
rootholds
rootier
rooties
rootiest
rootiness
rootinesses
rooting (current term)
rooting reflex
rootings
rootkit
rootkits
rootkitted
rootkitting
rootle
rootled
rootles
rootless
rootlessly
rootlessness
rootlessnesses
rootlet

Literary usage of Rooting

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

1. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"rooting of cuttings and air-layers (i) Mist propagation of difficult-to-root fruit tree cuttings ; Cuttings from ringed shoots of mango, guava and litchi ..."

2. The Suburban Horticulturist, Or, An Attempt to Teach the Science and by John Claudius Loudon (1842)
"The conditions generally required for rooting leaves are, that the leaf be ... rooting portions of leaves. It appears that some leaves will throw down roots ..."

3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"rooting OF OXALIS LEAVES. BY JOHN L. SHELDON. WHILE weeding a tray of seedling ferns last winter, I suppose that I broke off some of the leaves of a common ..."

4. The American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure, Life by Alphonso Wood (1875)
"In the former case it is prostrate, running and rooting at every joint, and hardly distinguishable otherwise from leaf-stems; as the Twin-flower ..."

5. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"... the only exceptions being priests, nuns and the wives of Old Christians with their children.1 This final rooting-out gave infinite trouble. ..."

6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Strongly stoloniferous, as much as 20 ft. long: culms decumbent, rooting at the joints, 6-10 ft. high, robust: sheaths more or less hairy, the blades smooth ..."

7. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... for the rooting out of super- stition; the substance whereof (thirty-six in number) we have here presented e : The King's Injunctions{. i. ..."

8. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... for the rooting out of super- stition; the substance whereof (thirty-six in number) we have here ..."

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