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Noun: seed  seed
  1. A small hard fruit
     
  2. A mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
     
  3. One of the outstanding players in a tournament
    - seeded player
     
  4. Anything that provides inspiration for later work
    - source, germ
     
  5. The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    - semen, seminal fluid, ejaculate, come
Verb: seed  seed
  1. Go to seed; shed seeds
    "The dandelions went to seed"
     
  2. Help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money
     
  3. Bear seeds
     
  4. (farming) place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
    "She sowed sunflower seeds";
    - sow
     
  5. (sport) distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
     
  6. Sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain
    "seed clouds"
     
  7. Inoculate with microorganisms
     
  8. Remove the seeds from
    "seed grapes"

Sounds like: sect, see

Derived forms: seeded, seeding, seeds

Type of: bear, bodily fluid, body fluid, disgorge, finance, fruit, grade, humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], inoculate, inspiration, lay, liquid body substance, order, ovule, participant, place, player, pose, position, process, put, range, rank, rate, remove, set, shed, spill, take, take away, treat, turn out, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Seed