Grass-roots meaning

The common people, orig. those esp. of rural or nonurban areas, thought of as best representing the basic, direct political interests of the electorate.
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The basic or fundamental source or support, as of a social or political movement.
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Of or having to do with the grass roots.
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(idiomatic) People and society at the local (most basic) level rather than at the national centre of political activity.
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The essential foundation or source of something.
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Alternative spelling of grassroots.
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