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  1. seed(noun)

    a small hard fruit

  2. seed(noun)

    a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

  3. seeded player, seed(noun)

    one of the outstanding players in a tournament

  4. source, seed, germ(noun)

    anything that provides inspiration for later work

  5. semen, seed, seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum, come(verb)

    the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

  6. seed(verb)

    go to seed; shed seeds

    "The dandelions went to seed"

  7. seed(verb)

    help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

  8. seed(verb)

    bear seeds

  9. sow, seed(verb)

    place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth

    "She sowed sunflower seeds"

  10. seed(verb)

    distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

  11. seed(verb)

    sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain

    "seed clouds"

  12. seed(verb)

    inoculate with microorganisms

  13. seed(verb)

    remove the seeds from

    "seed grapes"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. seed(Noun)

    A fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant.

    If you plant a seed in the spring, you may have a pleasant surprise in the autumn.

  2. seed(Noun)

    A fertilized ovule, containing an embryonic plant.

  3. seed(Noun)

    An amount of fertilized grain that cannot be readily counted.

    The entire field was covered with geese eating the freshly sown seed.

  4. seed(Noun)

    Semen.

    Sometimes a man may feel encouraged to spread his seed before he settles down to raise a family.

  5. seed(Noun)

    A precursor.

    The seed of an idea. Which idea was the seed (idea)?

  6. seed(Noun)

    The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precusor in a defined chain of precusors.

  7. seed(Noun)

    Offspring, descendants, progeny.

  8. seed(Verb)

    To plant or sow an area with seeds.

    I seeded my lawn with bluegrass.

  9. seed(Verb)

    To start; to provide, assign or determine the initial resources for, position of, state of.

  10. seed(Verb)

    To allocate a seeding to a competitor.

  11. seed(Verb)

    To be able to compete (especially in a quarter-final/semi-final/final).

    The tennis player seeded into the quarters.

  12. seed(Verb)

    To ejaculate inside the penetratee during intercourse, especially in the rectum.

  13. Origin: sæd, sed, from Germanic *sædh- ‘that which can be sown’. Cognate with Dutch zaad, German Saat, Swedish säd. Related to sow.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Seed

    of Seed

  2. Seed(noun)

    a ripened ovule, consisting of an embryo with one or more integuments, or coverings; as, an apple seed; a currant seed. By germination it produces a new plant

  3. Seed(noun)

    any small seedlike fruit, though it may consist of a pericarp, or even a calyx, as well as the seed proper; as, parsnip seed; thistle seed

  4. Seed(noun)

    the generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; -- not used in the plural

  5. Seed(noun)

    that from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice

  6. Seed(noun)

    the principle of production

  7. Seed(noun)

    progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David

  8. Seed(noun)

    race; generation; birth

  9. Seed(verb)

    to sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field

  10. Seed(verb)

    to cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations

  11. Origin: [OE. seed, sed, AS. sd, fr. swan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s, saei, Goth. manass seed of men, world. See Sow to scatter seed, and cf. Colza.]

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  1. Seed

    Seed is an online science magazine published by Seed Media Group. The magazine looks at big ideas in science, important issues at the intersection of science and society, and the people driving global science culture. Seed was founded in Montreal by Adam Bly and the magazine is now headquartered in New York with bureaus around the world. May/June 2009 was the last print issue. Content continues to be published on the website. Seed was a finalist for two National Magazine Awards in 2007 in the categories of Design and General Excellence, is the recipient of the Utne Independent Press Award, and is included in the 2006 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology published by Houghton Mifflin and edited by Brian Greene. The magazine publishes original writing from scientists and science journalists. Scientists who have contributed to the magazine include: James D. Watson, Freeman Dyson, Lisa Randall, Martin Rees, Steven Pinker, E.O. Wilson, and Daniel Dennett. Seed's design direction was created by Stefan Sagmeister. Jonah Lehrer also contributed features to Seed.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'seed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4606

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seed' in Nouns Frequency: #1331

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  1. dees, EDES, sede


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