Definitions of seed

  1. To grow to maturity; to bring forth or shed seed.
  2. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.
  3. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.
  4. To sprinkle with seed, as a lawn; sow; to remove the seeds from, as raisins.
  5. To go to seed.
  6. To produce seed.
  7. help ( an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money
  8. remove the seeds form, as of grapes
  9. inoculate with microorganisms
  10. sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain; " seed clouds"
  11. distribute ( players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds; as of a tennis or golf player
  12. go to seed; shed seeds; " The dandelions went to seed"
  13. To sow; to sprinkle with seed.
  14. To grow to maturity and produce seed; to shed seed.
  15. the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
  16. one of the outstanding players in a tournament
  17. a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
  18. a small hard fruit
  19. remove the seeds from; " seed grapes"
  20. place ( seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; " She sowed sunflower seeds"
  21. bear seeds
  22. 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.
  23. Any small seedlike fruit, though it may consist of a pericarp, or even a calyx, as well as the seed proper; as, parsnip seed; thistle seed.
  24. That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.
  25. The principle of production.
  26. Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.
  27. The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; - not used in the plural.
  28. That part of a plant, the ovule, that holds the embryo, or life- containing germ, of the future plant; any small, seedlike fruit; source; that from which anything springs; offspring; descendants.
  29. Seeder.
  30. The thing sown: the substance produced by plants and animals from which new plants and animals are generated: first principle: original: descendants.
  31. A small vegetable body from which a new plant is produced; germ; original; descendants.
  32. The germ from which a plant may be reproduced; that from which anything springs; a first principle; source.
  33. Offspring; children.
  34. The organism, animal or vegetable, which nature prepares for the reproduction and conservation of the species; that from which anything springs; first principle; original; principle of production; progeny; offspring; race; generation.
  35. That part of a plant which contains the rudiment or embryo of the future plant; that peculiar secretion in animals by which the ova is vitalised; that from which anything springs; offspring; descendants; race; very much used in composition as an adjective.
  36. A mature fruit containing an embryo ready for germination under suitable conditions ; semen.