Pronunciation: sēd
n.1.(Bot.) A ripened ovule, consisting of an embryo with one or more integuments, or coverings; as, an apple seed; a currant seed. By germination it produces a new plant.
2.(Physiol.) The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; - not used in the plural.
3.That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.
4.The principle of production.
5.Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.
6.Race; generation; birth.
Of mortal seed they were not held.
- Waller.
Seed bag
(Artesian well) a packing to prevent percolation of water down the bore hole. It consists of a bag encircling the tubing and filled with flax seed, which swells when wet and fills the space between the tubing and the sides of the hole.
Seed bud
(Bot.) the germ or rudiment of the plant in the embryo state; the ovule.
Seed coat
(Bot.) the covering of a seed.
Seed corn
(Bot.) corn or grain for seed.
To eat the seed corn
To eat the corn which should be saved for seed, so as to forestall starvation; - a desparate measure, since it only postpones disaster.
any desparate action which creates a disastrous situation in the long-term, done in order to provide temporary relief.
Seed down
(Bot.) the soft hairs on certain seeds, as cotton seed.
Seed drill
a - See 6th Drill, 2 (a).
Seed eater
(Zool.) any finch of the genera Sporophila, and Crithagra. They feed mainly on seeds.
Seed gall
(Zool.) any gall which resembles a seed, formed on the leaves of various plants, usually by some species of Phylloxera.
Seed leaf
(Bot.) a cotyledon.
Seed lobe
(Bot.) a cotyledon; a seed leaf.
Seed oil
oil expressed from the seeds of plants.
Seed oyster
a young oyster, especially when of a size suitable for transplantation to a new locality.
Seed pearl
a small pearl of little value.
Seed plat
the ground on which seeds are sown, to produce plants for transplanting; a nursery.
Seed stalk
(Bot.) the stalk of an ovule or seed; a funicle.
Seed tick
(Zool.) one of several species of ticks resembling seeds in form and color.
Seed vessel
(Bot.) that part of a plant which contains the seeds; a pericarp.
Seed weevil
(Zool.) any one of numerous small weevils, especially those of the genus Apion, which live in the seeds of various plants.
Seed wool
cotton wool not yet cleansed of its seeds.
v. i.1.To sow seed.
2.To shed the seed.
3.To grow to maturity, and to produce seed.
v. t.1.To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.
[imp. & p. p. Seeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Seeding.]
2.To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.
To seed down
to sow with grass seed.
Noun1.seed - a small hard fruit
2.seed - a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
3.seed - one of the outstanding players in a tournament
Synonyms: seeded player
4.seed - anything that provides inspiration for later work
Synonyms: germ, source
5.seed - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
Verb1.seed - go to seed; shed seeds; "The dandelions went to seed"
2.seed - help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money
3.seed - bear seeds
4.seed - place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds"
Synonyms: sough, sow
5.seed - distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
6.seed - sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain; "seed clouds"
7.seed - inoculate with microorganisms
8.seed - remove the seeds from; "seed grapes"
To see seeds in you dream, symbolizes fertility, heritage, and potential. It also represents the continuity of life. Alternatively, it relates to the human psyche and soul. An idea has been planted in your mind and new experiences are created.Anlage, acorn, affiliation, androcyte, antheridium, antherozoid, apparentation, basis, bed, berry, bird seed, birth, blood, bloodline, branch, breed, broadcast, brood, bud, bulb, cause, children, common ancestry, conceit, concept, conception, consanguinity, core, corm, decay, decline, degenerate, derivation, descendants, descent, deteriorate, dibble, direct line, disseminate, distaff side, distribute, drill, egg, embryo, extraction, family, female line, filiation, flaxseed, forest, fruit, germ, germen, go downhill, go to pot, grain, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, grounds, hayseed, heirs, hostages to fortune, house, image, implant, impression, inheritors, inseminate, issue, kernel, kids, line, line of descent, lineage, linseed, little ones, loins, male gamete, male line, milt, motivation, motive, new generation, notion, nucleus, nut, offspring, origin, ovule, ovum, phylum, pip, pit, pitch, plant, pollen, posterity, pot, progeniture, progeny, protein, provocation, put in, race, reason, reforest, reset, retimber, rising generation, root, rudiment, run down, scatter, scatter seed, scum, seed down, semen, seminal fluid, seminate, sept, set, side, sons, source, sow, sow broadcast, spark, spear side, sperm, sperm cell, spermagonium, spermatic fluid, spermatid, spermatiophore, spermatium, spermatocyte, spermatogonium, spermatophore, spermatozoa, spermatozoid, spermatozoon, spindle side, spore, stem, stirps, stock, stone, strain, succession, successors, sword side, transplant, treasures, tuber, young, younglings, youngsters
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see also
see double
see eye to eye
see red
see the light
see through
see to it
see u see me
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