noun, plural sem·i·nar·ies.
- seminal principle,
- seminal vesicle,
- seminiferous epithelium,
- seminiferous tubule,
- seminiferous tubule dysgenesis
Origin of seminary
Examples from the Web for seminary
Better that I leave the seminary than stay and become a sourpuss.A Catholic Ex-Banker on Pope Francis’s Radical Views|Chris Lowney|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If he had known his family tree, his parents could have said, ‘You’re going to seminary.Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reveals Rick Warren’s Slave-Holding Ancestors|Matthew DeLuca|April 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Zaytuna began as a modest Islamic seminary nestled in the mellow suburbs of Hayward, California, in 1996.
A former Goldman partner, a minister, and seminary president have a biblically ambitious plan to help the company do just that.
A former Goldman partner, a minister, and seminary president have an biblically ambitious plan to help the company do just that.
From my pit I could look back and see the cupola of the Seminary--could see through the cupola from one window to the other.Who Goes There?|Blackwood Ketcham Benson
The present pastors are graduates of both college and seminary.The Church on the Changing Frontier|Helen O. Belknap
To the east of the monastery is a modern college and seminary.
I suppose this ogre of a seminary will shut you up to-night; but where shall I see you to-morrow, and how early?Alice Wilde: The Raftman's Daughter|Metta V. Victor
In the last two years (in which the ages of the girls are 16 to 18 years) the curriculum is that of a seminary for women teachers.The Modern Woman's Rights Movement|Kaethe Schirmacher
noun plural -naries
Word Origin for seminary
mid-15c., "plot where plants are raised from seeds," from Latin seminarium "plant nursery, seed plot," figuratively, "breeding ground," from seminarius "of seed," from semen (genitive seminis) "seed" (see semen). Meaning "school for training priests" first recorded 1580s; commonly used for any school (especially academies for young ladies) from 1580s to 1930s.