- to arrange (the drawings for positions in a tournament) so that ranking players or teams will not meet in the early rounds of play.
- to distribute (ranking players or teams) in this manner.
Idioms about seed
- (of the flower of a plant) to pass to the stage of yielding seed.
- to lose vigor, power, or prosperity; deteriorate: He has gone to seed in the last few years.
- (of certain plants) in the state of bearing ripened seeds.
- (of a field, a lawn, etc.) sown with seed.
Origin of seed
OTHER WORDS FROM seed
How to use seed in a sentence
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At the beginning of the pandemic, people who were infected with the virus boarded planes and rapidly seeded outbreaks all over the world.How risky is air travel in the pandemic? Here’s what the science says.|Brian Resnick|November 12, 2020|Vox
Arlan Hamilton, a seed-stage investor, has a course on the platform.As edtech crowds up, Campuswire bets big on real-time learning|Natasha Mascarenhas|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
In 1983, a 500-calorie spa-food holiday featured cranberry-raspberry mousse and poppy seed bread.
She sprinkles mustard and cumin seeds over thick-cut vegetables, then roasts them and drizzles with honey.Asha Gomez made her name as an Indian American chef. But she’s tired of being pigeonholed.|Nikhita Venugopal|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Each side has deeply seeded beliefs that are based on directly opposing ideologies.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His dollars seeded the field of partisan media as we know it today.
The restaurant harvests its oysters from nearby marshland beds seeded with crushed shells to help the young ones get a footing.
Other than Ohio State and University of Cincinnati being seeded one or two spots higher than they should, probably nothing.
For some reason, this means George Washington will be seeded well.
This time Betsey thought she would try the small sultana raisins in place of the regular seeded ones.
Sometimes she used the seeded raisins or the small sultana raisins, or again the "Not-a-seed" raisins.
Betsey measured out a half-cup of seeded raisins, put them in a small bowl and poured over sufficient boiling water to cover.
It had seeded trout streams with fingerlings and the lake itself with baby big-mouthed bass.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
They may be pitted, or seeded, or they may be left whole, depending on personal preference.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for seed (1 of 2)
- (of plants) to produce and shed seeds
- to lose vigour, usefulness, etc
- to arrange (the draw of a tournament) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
- to distribute (players or teams) in this manner
Derived forms of seedseedlike, adjectiveseedless, adjective
Word Origin for seed
British Dictionary definitions for seed (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for seed
Other Idioms and Phrases with seed
see run to seed.