• WordNet 3.6
    • n rooter an enthusiastic devotee of sports
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rooter One who roots, or applauds.
    • Rooter One who, or that which, roots; one that tears up by the roots.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rooter A plant (or, figuratively, some other thing, or a person) which takes root.
    • n rooter One who or that which roots or roots up, or tears up by the roots; one who eradicates or destroys.
    • n rooter One who roots for the success of his patron or his side; specifically, in base-ball and other outdoor contests, one who gives aid and encouragement to his side by applause and by shouting advice.
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In literature:

Some rooter he'd make at a football game while he lasted!
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Harvard rooters went crazy and Davies went with them.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
The Lake Forest rooters looked glum, and the home team's supporters went wild with joy.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
When his first ball sped across with a speed that made it fairly sizzle, many of the Chester rooters gave a shout of approval.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
She was along only as a rooter.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
You are a very useful rooter up of error, Baldwin; but you leave one's soul as dry and barren and useless as sea shingle.
"Belcaro" by Vernon Lee
There were four of us by this time, his granddaughter and the Reed "rooter," besides the Canton man and myself.
"Stories That End Well" by Octave Thanet
Lyon High rooters began to rise, wearily, and gather up rugs, cushions or newspapers to take their departure.
"Betty Lee, Sophomore" by Harriet Pyne Grove
Before she could move, a dozen big rooters led by an old gray boar, swarmed out of the bushes, surrounding her.
"Swamp Island" by Mildred A. Wirt
The rooters from Detroit went mad When Tyrus Cobb stole home.
"Right off the Bat" by William F. Kirk

In poetry:

The Mudville squad began to slump, the team was in the air;
Their playing went from bad to worse - nobody seemed to care.
"Back to the woods with Casey!" was the cry from Rooters' Row.
"Get some one who can hit the ball, and let that big dub go!"
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

Roto-Rooter's Ditty Turns 50 We'll bet it's playing in your head right now.
COLUMBIA — A 13-year veteran of Roto Rooter, Tom Lee had often dreamt of starting his own business.
Roto- Rooter Blamed For Unneeded Expense To Clear Sewage Drain.
Roto- Rooter goes from one stinkin' mess to another.
The Wilcoxson Custom Homes team played the Roto Rooter -Green team in a softball game Monday at Cosmopolitan Park.
Wanda Farmer, 82, still drives to work every day as president of Wichita's Roto- Rooter franchise.
Corona athletic director Jim Perry confirmed there will be a rooter bus leaving the campus at about 4:30 pm Friday, June 1 destined for the section title baseball game in Los Angeles.
Minneapolis police investigate fraud claims at Roto- Rooter .
Down N' Dirty hosts Rooter 's Tavern open mike night in March.
There's a new band of veteran musicians in Syracuse, and Down N' Dirty wasted no time landing the host gig Sundays in March at Rooter 's Tavern's open mike night.
Roto- Rooter 's path to success Hospice acquisition is latest step forward.
Roto- Rooter Appoints Its CFO to Board of Directors Mar 9, 2004 Printable format Email this Article Search.
The Chemed Corporation said yesterday that it would offer to buy the 42 percent of Roto- Rooter Inc common shares outstanding that it does not already own for about $88 million.
Which rooters to root for.
The Chemed Corporation said yesterday that it would offer to buy the 42 percent of Roto-Rooter Inc common shares outstanding that it does not already own for about $88 million.