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 seed
In one ad, he criticized federal funding for genetic research on grapes because “we already have seedless.”Conservative Southern Democrat John Barrow Hangs on in Hostile Territory|Luke Kerr-Dineen|November 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 1880 they bore half a bushel of fruit, and the new seedless oranges were talked of throughout Southern California.
At this day thousands of acres of seedless oranges are in full bearing and no one buys the old kinds.
Adelaide next measured out a fourth of a pound of seedless raisins.A Little Preserving Book for a Little Girl|Amy Waterman
Although some fruits are seedless, they generally contain the seeds of the plants or trees that produce them.
California oranges, which have a bright-yellow or orange skin, are seedless and are known as navel oranges.
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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Idioms and Phrases with seed
see run to seed.