[ UK /sˈiːd/ ]
[ US /ˈsid/ ]
  1. remove the seeds from
    seed grapes
  2. distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
  3. sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain
    seed clouds
  4. inoculate with microorganisms
  5. place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
    She sowed sunflower seeds
  6. help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money
  7. bear seeds
  8. go to seed; shed seeds
    The dandelions went to seed
  1. one of the outstanding players in a tournament
  2. a small hard fruit
  3. the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
  4. a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
  5. anything that provides inspiration for later work
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How To Use seed In A Sentence

  • The seeds were then cut in half longitudinally and deposited on a sterile Whatman No.1 filter paper impregnated with 1% tetrazolium chloride.
  • She was carrying her overnight case and a basket of dried flowers-statice, strawflower, and immortelle in the pastel colors referred to in seed catalogues as "art shades": fawn, apricot, mauve, and pale yellow. Incubus
  • Soon the seeds in the inflated seed cases of the yellow rattle will be hard and rattle at a brush.
  • I first learned about cassowaries when I was at the School for Field Studies SFS Center for Rainforest Studies in Fall of 1990 as a college student, and was fascinated that they're the only bird that can "scarify" certain rainforest seeds. Archive 2008-07-01
  • Most seeds are spread by the wind.
  • Paul Temple pushes through a field of shoulder-high oilseed rape and twists one of the plants back to show me.
  • The "fruitily perfumed pineapple weed" that came to Britain from Oregon in the late 19th century and then began to spread throughout the countryside, Mr. Mabey says, "exactly tracked the adoption of the treaded motor tyre, to which its ribbed seeds clung" as if the treads were the soles of climbing boots. Stow the Mower, Stop Pulling
  • The young birds' mandibles begin to cross about two weeks after they fledge, and they learn to extract seeds soon after that.
  • It was an old-fashioned mill for grinding linseed, expressing the oil, and making oil-cake.
  • The gambier plant is propagated either by seeds or cuttings, but the latter are preferred. The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, o
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