Associations to the word «Seed»

Wiktionary

SEED, noun. ​(countable) A fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant.
SEED, noun. (countable) (botany) A fertilized ovule, containing an embryonic plant.
SEED, noun. (uncountable) An amount of fertilized grain that cannot be readily counted.
SEED, noun. (uncountable) Semen.
SEED, noun. (countable) A precursor.
SEED, noun. (countable) The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precursor in a defined chain of precursors.
SEED, noun. The initial position of a competitor or team in a tournament. (seed position)
SEED, noun. The competitor or team occupying a given seed. (seed position)
SEED, noun. Initialization state of a pseudorandom number generator (PRNG). (seed number)
SEED, noun. Commercial message in a creative format placed on relevant sites on the Internet. (seed idea or seed message)
SEED, noun. (now rare) Offspring, descendants, progeny.
SEED, noun. Race; generation; birth.
SEED, verb. (transitive) To plant or sow an area with seeds.
SEED, verb. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.
SEED, verb. (transitive) To start; to provide, assign or determine the initial resources for, position of, state of.
SEED, verb. (sports) (games) To allocate a seeding to a competitor.
SEED, verb. To be able to compete (especially in a quarter-final/semi-final/final).
SEED, verb. To ejaculate inside the penetratee during intercourse, especially in the rectum.
SEED, verb. (dialectal) simple past tense and past participle of see
SEED BANK, noun. Synonym of seed vault.
SEED CAKE, noun. Alternative form of seedcake
SEED CAKES, noun. Plural of seed cake
SEED CHANGE, noun. An eggcorn for "sea change".
SEED COAT, noun. The protective outer cover of a seed
SEED CORN, noun. Seed that is saved from one year's harvest for the subsequent year's planting, rather than being used to make flour etc.
SEED CRYSTAL, noun. A small crystal from which a larger crystal of the same substance is grown
SEED DOWN, verb. To sow with grass seed.
SEED DRILL, noun. (agriculture) A type of sowing machine.
SEED DRILLS, noun. Plural of seed drill
SEED FERN, noun. (botany) A plant of division Pteridospermatophyta, which had fronds like a fern and naked seeds.
SEED FILL, noun. (computer graphics) A flood fill.
SEED FILLS, noun. Plural of seed fill
SEED FUNDING, noun. Money that is given to help start a new business or project
SEED GRAIN, noun. Grain seed saved from one year's harvest for the subsequent year's planting.
SEED LEAF, noun. (botany) (One of the) first leaf/leaves a seed plant's embryo develops
SEED LEAVES, noun. Plural of seed leaf
SEED MONEY, noun. (finance) Money used to set up a new business venture.
SEED MONEYS, noun. Plural of seed money
SEED MONIES, noun. Plural of seed money
SEED OYSTER, noun. A young oyster, especially when of a size suitable for transplantation to a new locality.
SEED OYSTERS, noun. Plural of seed oyster
SEED PEARL, noun. A tiny, often irregular pearl
SEED PEARL, noun. Some minute pearls worked into a bedding
SEED PEARLS, noun. Plural of seed pearl
SEED PIT, noun. A single seed in the center of a cherry, peach, plum, olive, avocado or other fruit.
SEED PLANT, noun. (botany) A plant which reproduces by breading seeds in the wide sense of the term, including spores etc.
SEED PLANTS, noun. Plural of seed plant
SEED POTATO, noun. A potato, usually with tiny shoots (chits), which is planted in the ground in order to grow a potato plant.
SEED POTATOES, noun. Plural of seed potato
SEED STITCH, noun. (knitting) A basic basketweave in which knit and purl stitches alternate in every column ("wale") and every row ("course"), i.e. every knit stitch is flanked on all four sides by purl stitches, and vice versa.
SEED STITCHES, noun. Plural of seed stitch
SEED STOCK, noun. (literally) A stock of seed.
SEED STOCK, noun. Any supply for planting in general.
SEED STOCK, noun. (figuratively) Any source of new (notably young) individuals.
SEED STOCKS, noun. Plural of seed stock
SEED TICK, noun. A small, immature tick larva.
SEED VAULT, noun. A place used for storage of seeds as a source for planting in case seed reserves or biodiversity elsewhere are destroyed.
SEED VESSEL, noun. (botany) The ripened and otherwise modified wall of a plant ovary
SEED VESSELS, noun. Plural of seed vessel
SEED WOOL, noun. (US) (Southern US) cotton wool not yet cleansed of its seeds

Dictionary definition

SEED, noun. A small hard fruit.
SEED, noun. A mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa.
SEED, noun. One of the outstanding players in a tournament.
SEED, noun. Anything that provides inspiration for later work.
SEED, noun. The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract.
SEED, verb. Go to seed; shed seeds; "The dandelions went to seed".
SEED, verb. Help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money.
SEED, verb. Bear seeds.
SEED, verb. Place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds".
SEED, verb. Distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds.
SEED, verb. Sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain; "seed clouds".
SEED, verb. Inoculate with microorganisms.
SEED, verb. Remove the seeds from; "seed grapes".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery