noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Also grass roots .
adjective Also grass-roots .
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Origin of grassroots
Example sentences from the Web for grassroots
The one caveat: Asprey advises only buying butter made from grass-fed or pastured cows.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food|DailyBurn|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To regain their relevancy, Democrats need to go back to their evolutionary roots.
A tugboat improbably sits high on the bank, obscured by tall grass, a broken oil rig hangs over the water nearby.
A unique report on the ultra-conservative Bob Jones University points to the theological roots of sexual abuse and scandals.
And then, at the close of our conversation, her punk roots reared their head like they had never disappeared.
Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
The grass had a delightful fragrance, like new-mown hay, and was neatly wound around the tunnel, like the inside of a bird's-nest.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The weed growing over every water, and at the bank of the river, shall be pulled up before all grass.
The offspring of the ungodly shall not bring forth many branches, and make a noise as unclean roots upon the top of a rock.
British Dictionary definitions for grassroots
- the ordinary people as distinct from the active leadership of a party or organization: used esp of the rank-and-file members of a political party, or of the voters themselves
- (as modifier)the newly elected MP expressed a wish for greater contact with people at grass-roots level