noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Also grass roots .
adjective Also grass-roots .
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Origin of grassroots
Words nearby grassroots
Example sentences from the Web for grassroots
The delegates were given envelopes containing $40,000 during a meeting about grassroots soccer initiatives.
Either way, this is a conversation that is occurring not just at the penthouse level, but among the grassroots as well.Rand Paul, Chris Christie Laid Out Plans for Black Voters at Penthouse Forum|David Freedlander|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Grassroots organizing accompanied an agenda of legislative sabotage led by the Republican congressional hierarchy.
Then, Democratic strategists say, the grassroots were hungry for a real debate after eight years of George Bush.
Both mobilized a grassroots organization unprecedented in their countries, and both hawked progressive agendas.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His eye to the grassroots, Gramps had long ago understood that everything was as old as creation itself and yet was eternally new.The Black Fawn|James Arthur Kjelgaard
In my budget, I propose a grassroots campaign to help inform families about these medical risks.
Goals 2000 links world-class standards to grassroots reforms and I hope Congress will pass it without delay.
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