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
OTHER WORDS FROM seed
Example sentences from the Web for seed
Tahini, sumac and pomegranate seeds add Middle Eastern flair.Vegetarian and vegan main dishes to anchor your Thanksgiving menu|Becky Krystal, Kari Sonde|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The startup, which was founded in March 2019, has raised $400K in pre-seed funding from angel investors to get its iOS app to market.Neatsy wants to reduce sneaker returns with 3D foot scans|Natasha Lomas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Still, the Blazers will probably enter the season in a deep pack of teams fighting for one of the West’s bottom four playoff seeds.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I remember starting my own financial technology business in 2010 and how difficult it was to access “family and friends” seed capital, and then later angel investment dollars during our first few years of operation.To jump-start America’s economy, invest in women entrepreneurs of color|matthewheimer|November 19, 2020|Fortune
That word is in quotes because while quinoa cooks up like a grain, it is technically a seed, with more protein, fiber and minerals than most grains.This decadent quinoa bake is a clever way to reinvent leftover Thanksgiving vegetables|Ellie Krieger|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
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 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)
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Scientific definitions for seed
Idioms and Phrases with seed
see run to seed.