seed

seed
seed1 W3S3 [si:d] n plural seeds or seed
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1¦(plants)¦
2¦(in fruit)¦
3 seeds of something
4 go/run to seed
5 number one/two/three etc seed
6¦(sex)¦
7¦(family)¦
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[: Old English; Origin: sAd]
1.) ¦(PLANTS)¦
a) [U and C]
a small, hard object produced by plants, from which a new plant of the same kind grows
sunflower seeds
plant/sow seeds
(=put them into the ground)
Sow the seeds one inch deep in the soil.
grow sth from seed
(=grow a plant from a seed, rather than planting it when it is already partly grown)
b) [U]
a quantity of seeds
grass seed
flesh, ↑seed, ↑skin
2.) ¦(IN FRUIT)¦ AmE
one of the small hard objects in a fruit such as an apple or orange, from which new fruit trees grow
British Equivalent: pip
3.) seeds of sth
written something that makes a new situation start to grow and develop
seeds of change/victory
The seeds of change in Eastern Europe were beginning to emerge.
seeds of doubt/disaster/destruction etc
(=something which makes a bad feeling or situation develop)
Something Lucy said began to sow seeds of doubt in his mind.
4.) go/run to seed
a) if a plant or vegetable goes or runs to seed, it starts producing flowers and seeds as well as leaves
b) if someone or something goes or runs to seed, they become less attractive or good, especially because they are getting old and have not been properly looked after
The old central bus station is going to seed.
5.) number one/two/three etc seed
a player or team in a competition that is given a particular position, according to how likely they are to win
He's been top seed for the past two years.
6.) ¦(SEX)¦[U]
biblicalsemen or ↑sperm - often used humorously
7.) ¦(FAMILY)¦[U]
biblical the group of people who have a particular person as their father, grandfather etc, especially when they form a particular race
seed 2
seed2 v
1.) [T]
to remove seeds from fruit or vegetables
Add 1 lime, seeded and sliced.
2.) [T usually passive]
to give a player or team in a competition a particular position, according to how likely they are to win
Graf, seeded fifth at Wimbledon
3.) [T usually passive]
to plant seeds in the ground
a newly-seeded lawn
4.) [I]
to produce seeds
5.) seed itself
if a tree or plant seeds itself, it produces a new plant using its own seeds

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Seed — (s[=e]d), n.; pl. {Seed} or {Seeds}. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See {Sow} to scatter seed, and cf. {Colza}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seed — (s[=e]d), n.; pl. {Seed} or {Seeds}. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See {Sow} to scatter seed, and cf. {Colza}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SEED — (englisch „pflanzlicher Same“) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Huck Seed (* 1968), US amerikanischer Pokerspieler Jimmy Seed (1895–1966), englischer Fußballspieler Seed bezeichnet in der Computertechnik: ein Peer im BitTorrent Umfeld,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Seed — (englisch „pflanzlicher Same“) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Harry Bolton Seed (1922–1989), britisch US amerikanischer Bauingenieur Huck Seed (* 1968), US amerikanischer Pokerspieler Jimmy Seed (1895–1966), englischer Fußballspieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • seed — [sēd] n. pl. seeds or seed [ME sede < OE sæd, akin to Ger saat < IE base * sē(i) , to cast, let fall > L serere, to sow, plant, sator, sower, semen, seed] 1. the part of a flowering plant that typically contains the embryo with its… …   English World dictionary

  • Seed Co — ist ein afrikanisches Agrarunternehmen mit Hauptsitz in Simbabwe. Es entwickelt in erster Linie verbessertes Saatgut für Mais, Sojabohnen und Weizen. Seed Co operiert primär in Süd und Ostafrika. CEO ist Morgan Nzwere. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Seed — Seed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeding}.] 1. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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