noun, plural seeds, (especially collectively) seed.
verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for 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
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Example sentences from the Web for seeding
That kind of social sorting allows for larger outbreaks by “seeding a much larger wildfire,” he said.A Fully Vaccinated Woman Contracted and Then Spread Measles. WTF?|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You know the true gardening rhyme, dont you?that One years seeding makes seven years weeding.The Children's Book of Gardening|Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
They cant quite figure how they would get eighty cents for the dollars worth of seeding this year.The Impostor|Harold Bindloss
As a rule farmers begin their seeding from the first to the fifteenth of April, sometimes continuing well into May.Canada West 1914|Unknown
The seeding is made in August in the north, and when grown for hay or seed, it needs rye or wheat to hold it up.Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement|Alva Agee
When that was attended to we went to seeding and planting garden.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for seeding (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for seeding (2 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
Medical definitions for seeding
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Idioms and Phrases with seeding
see run to seed.