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Seed (disambiguation)

A seed is an encased plant embryo.

Seed or seeds may also refer to:

Seed (sports)

A seed is a competitor or team in a sports or other tournament who is given a preliminary ranking for the purposes of the draw. Players/teams are "planted" into the bracket in a manner that is typically intended so that the best do not meet until later in the competition. The term was first used in tennis, and is based on the idea of laying out a tournament ladder by arranging slips of paper with the names of players on them the way seeds or seedlings are arranged in a garden: smaller plants up front, larger ones behind.

Seed (Afro Celt Sound System album)

Seed is the fourth album by Afro Celt Sound System, released on March 25, 2003 by Real World Records.

For this album, the band had shortened their name to Afrocelts. They later regarded the name change as a mistake, and on subsequent albums reverted to their original name.

Seed (2007 film)

Seed is a 2007 Canadian horror film written, produced, and directed by Uwe Boll. Filming ran from July 17 to August 11, 2006 in British Columbia, Canada, on a $10 million budget.

Seed (1931 film)

Seed is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by John M. Stahl. The screenplay by Gladys Lehman is based on a novel by Charles G. Norris.

Seed (video game)

Seed was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Runestone Game Development. Aiming for a radically different experience than most other games in the genre, the game focused on character interaction and politics to the extent that combat was entirely removed from the design.

Beta testing started on February 1, 2006. Open beta testing started on April 25, 2006. The game was released to the public on May 2, 2006.

As of September 28, 2006, Runestone decided to file a bankruptcy petition to the court of Aarhus, Denmark. A public statement 1 explained that the lack of money was caused by failing to achieve a partnership deal with publishers and MMO companies.

SEED

SEED is a block cipher developed by the Korea Information Security Agency (KISA). It is used broadly throughout South Korean industry, but seldom found elsewhere. It gained popularity in Korea because 40-bit encryption was not considered strong enough, so the Korea Information Security Agency developed its own standard. However, this decision has historically limited the competition of web browsers in Korea, as no major SSL libraries or web browsers supported the SEED algorithm, requiring users to use an ActiveX control in Internet Explorer for secure web sites.

On April 1, 2015 the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) announced its plan to remove the ActiveX dependency from at least 90 percent of the country's top 100 websites by 2017. Instead, HTML5-based technologies will be employed as they operate on many platforms, including mobile devices. Starting with the private sector, the ministry plans to expand this further to ultimately remove this dependency from public websites as well.

Seed (magazine)

Seed (subtitled Science Is Culture; originally Beneath the Surface) is an online science magazine published by Seed Media Group. The magazine looks at big ideas in science, important issues at the intersection of science and society, and the people driving global science culture. Seed was founded in Montreal by Adam Bly and the magazine is now headquartered in New York with bureaus around the world. May/June 2009 (Issue No. 22) was the last print issue. Content continues to be published on the website.

Seed was a finalist for two National Magazine Awards in 2007 in the categories of Design and General Excellence (100,000 to 250,000), is the recipient of the Utne Independent Press Award, and is included in the 2006 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology published by Houghton Mifflin and edited by Brian Greene.

The magazine publishes original writing from scientists and science journalists. Scientists who have contributed to the magazine include: James D. Watson, Freeman Dyson, Lisa Randall, Martin Rees, Steven Pinker, E.O. Wilson, and Daniel Dennett. Seed's design direction was created by Stefan Sagmeister. Jonah Lehrer also contributed features to Seed.

Seed (Nick Harper album)

Seed is a 1995 album from UK singer-songwriter Nick Harper.

Seed (student newspaper)

Seed is a student newspaper published at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. The magazine, established in 1990 as NoName, is produced by the Victoria University Student Union.

Seed (Mami Kawada album)

Seed is Mami Kawada's debut album which was released on March 29, 2006. This album is under Geneon and was produced by I've Sound. This album also includes her first two singles "Radiance / Chi ni Kaeru: On the Earth", and " Hishoku no Sora" and the collaboration single " Face of Fact (Resolution Ver.)" with KOTOKO. It peaked at the #12 spot in the Oricon charts and charted for 5 weeks.

The album will come in a limited CD+DVD edition (GNCA-1080) and a regular CD only edition (GNCA-1081). The DVD will contain the promotional video for SEED.

Seed (TV series)

Seed is a Canadian television series produced by Force Four Entertainment. The half-hour comedy follows Harry, a likable bachelor and bartender whose previous foray into sperm donation resulted in offspring he was unaware of until now. Seed tells the story of Harry's relationship with his new-found relatives, and the interactions of these families with one another.

The show was cancelled after two seasons.

Seed (surname)

Seed is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Graham Seed (born 1950), English actor
  • Huck Seed (born 1969), American professional poker player
  • Patricia Seed, American historian and author
  • Jimmy Seed (1895–1966), English footballer and football manager
  • John Seed, Australian environmentalist

Seed (sculpture)

A Seed is a sculpture or object that contains digital data that is sold for the purpose of keeping the information out of the hands of pirates for as long as possible, in addition to associating the transitory digital information (music, literature, movies, software) with the perceived permanence of the medium of sculpture. Additionally, the data sold in sculpture form is kept free from amendment, deletion, or corruption. This allows for the curation of virtual data in the same way that books, albums, or DVDs are collected. Additionally, a seed is one solution to the problem of how you "gift" a virtual product.

The name is derived from the BitTorrent term for a peer who has a complete copy of a torrent and still offers it for upload. The name and philosophy behind the concept comes from an article by Miracle Jones called "Wunderkammer Seeds: A Fantasia" published in The Fiction Circus.

Seed (programming)

Seed is a JavaScript interpreter and a library of the GNOME project to create standalone applications in JavaScript. It uses the JavaScript engine JavaScriptCore of the WebKit project. It is possible to easily create modules in C.

Seed is integrated in GNOME since the 2.28 version and is used by two games in the GNOME Games package. It is also used by the Web web browser for the design of its extensions. The module is also officially supported by the GTK+ project.

Seed (The Walking Dead)

"Seed" is the twentieth episode and the premiere of the third season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, which aired on AMC in the United States and in Canada on October 14, 2012. The episode was written by showrunner Glen Mazzara and directed by Ernest Dickerson. It is set six months after the second season finale and focuses on Rick Grimes ( Andrew Lincoln) and his group of survivors' discovering and entering the prison complex shown on the previous episode. Meanwhile, Michonne ( Danai Gurira) cares for an ailing Andrea ( Laurie Holden).

"Seed" is the first non extended-length premiere of The Walking Dead. The episode received general critical acclaim, with many critics praising its return to form in levels of gore, tension and urgency. Many also noted it as an example of showrunner Glen Mazzara's promise for a "higher level of action", as seen in the earlier episodes of the series. The episode also featured the promotion of Michonne to a series regular from featured stand in.

Upon airing the episode garnered 10.9 million viewers, breaking several records not only for the series, but television history as well.

SEED (Organisation)

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. It was initiated in 2001 by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). Under the name SEED Initiative it was presented as an “Example of Excellence” partnership inter alia by UNEP and BMUB at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 where it was also registered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a Type II Partnership. SEED was originally conceived as an acronym for Supporting Entrepreneurs for Environment and Development.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Seed

Seed \Seed\ (s[=e]d), n.; pl. Seed or Seeds. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See Sow to scatter seed, and cf. Colza.]

  1. (Bot.)

    1. 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. 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.

      And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself.
      --Gen. i. 11.

      Note: The seed proper has an outer and an inner coat, and within these the kernel or nucleus. The kernel is either the embryo alone, or the embryo inclosed in the albumen, which is the material for the nourishment of the developing embryo. The scar on a seed, left where the stem parted from it, is called the hilum, and the closed orifice of the ovule, the micropyle.

  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.

    Praise of great acts he scatters as a seed, Which may the like in coming ages breed.
    --Waller.

  5. Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.

    Note: In this sense the word is applied to one person, or to any number collectively, and admits of the plural form, though rarely used in the plural.

  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, or Seed grain (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. Hence: 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. See 6th Drill, 2 (a) .

    Seed eater (Zo["o]l.), any finch of the genera Sporophila, and Crithagra. They feed mainly on seeds.

    Seed gall (Zo["o]l.), 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, or Seed plot, 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 (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), 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.

Seed

Seed \Seed\, v. i.

  1. To sow seed.

  2. To shed the seed.
    --Mortimer.

  3. To grow to maturity, and to produce seed.

    Many interests have grown up, and seeded, and twisted their roots in the crevices of many wrongs.
    --Landor.

Seed

Seed \Seed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Seeding.]

  1. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.

  2. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.

    A sable mantle seeded with waking eyes.
    --B. Jonson.

    To seed down, to sow with grass seed.

Seed

Seed \Seed\ (s[=e]d), n.; pl. Seed or Seeds. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See Sow to scatter seed, and cf. Colza.]

  1. (Bot.)

    1. 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. 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.

      And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself.
      --Gen. i. 11.

      Note: The seed proper has an outer and an inner coat, and within these the kernel or nucleus. The kernel is either the embryo alone, or the embryo inclosed in the albumen, which is the material for the nourishment of the developing embryo. The scar on a seed, left where the stem parted from it, is called the hilum, and the closed orifice of the ovule, the micropyle.

  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.

    Praise of great acts he scatters as a seed, Which may the like in coming ages breed.
    --Waller.

  5. Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.

    Note: In this sense the word is applied to one person, or to any number collectively, and admits of the plural form, though rarely used in the plural.

  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, or Seed grain (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. Hence: 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. See 6th Drill, 2 (a) .

    Seed eater (Zo["o]l.), any finch of the genera Sporophila, and Crithagra. They feed mainly on seeds.

    Seed gall (Zo["o]l.), 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, or Seed plot, 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 (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), 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.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

seed

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
grass seed
▪ Now is the best time to plant grass seed.
seed capital
seed corn
▪ Young people are the seed corn management of the future.
seed money
seed pearl
seed tray (=a tray in which you plant seeds)
sowing the seeds of
▪ repressive laws that are sowing the seeds of future conflicts
terminator seed
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
top
▪ In the other semi-final top seed Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen will face compatriot Peter Espersen.
▪ Georgetown was a top seed that finished the season ranked first.
▪ Seeded three, she defeated top seed Amanda Wainwright 7-6, 7-6.
▪ Hingis, the 17-year-old top seed, defeated Natasha Zvereva 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
▪ It was Bates' toughest test in the competition so far which has seen other top seed tumble in the early stages.
▪ He is in the same half of the draw as top seed Peter Marshall, the world number five.
▪ The first 15 included ten starting outside the top seed and nine different nations.
▪ The 32-player tournament is Korda's first as a top seed and he admitted the pressure affected him.
■ NOUN
grass
▪ It may be that a grass seed has penetrated between the paws.
▪ The prairie seed mix was dry and fluffy-like grass seed.
▪ And we can plant grass seed.
▪ Standing in his yard and flinging grass seed, he doubted anything would grow there.
money
▪ They're out looking for seed money and a board now with a deadline of December.
mustard
▪ He is more of a gardener, watering seeds-#mustard seeds.
▪ Brown mustard seeds are easier to harvest and therefore are widely used in prepared mustards.
▪ The gospels commend faith the size of a grain of mustard seed.
▪ Cut remaining 2 tablespoons butter into bits and whisk into sauce along with mustard seed.
▪ The mustard seed is the smallest seed of all, but when it is planted it grows into a tree.
▪ Add the mustard seeds, herbs and salt and pepper; mix well.
▪ The ingredients of this particular concoction included garlic, mustard seed, tamarind and cream of tartar.
pearl
▪ She shall go all in grey and you shall lend her your seed pearls.
▪ He bought her a ring, with little seed pearls and a sapphire.
sesame
▪ Mix breadcrumbs, sesame seeds and almonds.
▪ All morning we seeded beans and corn, threshed sesame seeds and transplanted young peppers.
▪ Neutrogena natural sesame seed Body Oil is non-greasy.
▪ In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together, except the sesame seeds, and stir until well-blended.
▪ I also visited a cooperative of peasant farmers who grow sesame seed.
▪ Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds, pressing lightly to make them adhere.
▪ Place the flour, sesame seeds and salt in a large mixing bowl.
▪ Serve immediately, sprinkled with sesame seeds if desired. 6 to 8 appetizer servings.
tray
▪ Because polyanthus are more difficult to germinate, start them off in seed trays or pots in a greenhouse or cold frame.
▪ Use a small split cane the width of the seed tray to make a series of depressions in the levelled compost.
■ VERB
carry
▪ And if it does, its own activity carries within it the seeds of its own self-balancing.
▪ It is unfortunately true that labor, even in any department, may possibly carry with it the seeds of unhealthiness.
▪ If modernization carries the seeds of freedom, then modernization will have to wait!
▪ Birds carry seeds away, too.
▪ Insects pollinate them, birds and animals carry their seeds in their guts and on their fur and feathers.
▪ And so Johnny Appleseed carried seeds with him around the country, until he died.
▪ It is beginning to look as if he also carries within him a seed of self-destruction.
▪ Thus expanded negative reproduction carries with it the seeds of revolution.
contain
▪ It makes the tragedy even more complete, yet at the same time contains the seeds of hope.
▪ In fact, it would seem to contain the seeds from which corrupt marketing practices grow.
▪ In this sense such systems contain the seeds of their own destruction.
▪ But the task force contained the seeds of its own destruction.
▪ But innocence, in Malouf's stories, always contains the seeds of experience.
▪ The very behaviors that gay activists had spent years promoting seemed to have contained the seeds of disaster.
▪ Indeed, they contain the seed of a massive oak tree of nonsense.
▪ Every success contains the seeds of its own overthrow.
grow
▪ The grass, grown from seed, just held its own against the weeds.
▪ Political passion does not grow from seeds as dry as these.
▪ If the soil is not right then the seeds will not grow.
▪ The produce is grown from varietal seeds chosen for flavor, not longevity.
▪ With all the new and reintroduced varieties now on the market there has never been a better time to grow from seed.
▪ Unlike hybrid strawberries, these can be grown from seed.
▪ We cut grass with a ride-on mower and dead head if not growing for seed.
plant
▪ If there was one she could plant these seeds.
▪ Q: About a year ago, I planted some star fruit seeds.
▪ Presenting original ideas in notes is like planting seeds in a garden, Cooley says.
▪ He wandered along the brighter corridors near Nettles looking for a good place to plant his seeds.
▪ As Secretary of the Treasury you planted the seeds for the most far-reaching tax reform in our history.
▪ Over the past two springs between 500 and 600 farmers have unwittingly planted the contaminated seed bought from a company called Advanta.
▪ Discontent in women interested him; it gave him a conversational opening, a place to plant his seeds of compassion.
produce
▪ The velvety-brown cylinders towards the top of the stems are the female flowers which also produce the seeds.
▪ They flower abundantly and produce seeds.
▪ But the solution to every crisis seems to produce the seeds of the next.
▪ They may also flower under water and produce seeds there.
▪ Thus, grass grows asexual runners to propagate locally but commits its sexually produced seeds to the wind to travel farther.
▪ Oil producing seeds pressed together produce a solid cake that animals - particularly cattle - can eat.
▪ Given that pollen is lighter than seed, a flower that produces only seed can have only local offspring.
raise
▪ As with the previous two it can be raised from seed.
▪ This allows you to raise your own seeds, over-winter houseplants and propagate.
▪ Garden flowers received little attention at Thorndon, although asters were raised from seeds sent by Bartram.
▪ The school adopted the wood four years ago and since then pupils have been collecting and raising local seeds for replanting.
▪ Many herbs can be raised from seed.
▪ Cyclamen may also be raised from seed sown now in pots and pans and put outside in a shaded cold frame.
remove
▪ Peel the melon, remove the seeds and slice the flesh.
▪ Core all the peppers but keep the red peppers whole, removing the seeds from the center.
▪ Cut the pepper in half lengthways and remove seeds and stem.
▪ Cut the yellow peppers into strips, removing all the seeds.
▪ Cut open the chillis and remove the seeds.
▪ Peel peppers and remove stems, seeds and veins.
save
▪ Parents and teachers soon caught the planting mania, and saved seeds from their salads.
▪ We have always used home-#saved seed where we can.
▪ Not surprisingly, from his hot seat, the trade view of home-#saved seeds is rather different.
▪ An individual farmer can produce good farm-#saved seed only by incurring costs very close to the price of certified seed.
▪ Nasturtiums and Virginian stocks are examples of annuals that should produce worthwhile plants if you save the seed.
▪ But extinction is for ever and it doesn't do the world much good to save a seed for a year or two.
▪ Glucosinolates are the main consideration when saving rape seed.
▪ What's the best way to protect profits being eroded by farm-#saved seed?
sow
▪ Groundwork Prepare a really fine seedbed and sow the seeds thinly to avoid unnecessary thinning.
▪ To some extent, the rally at the beginning of the year sowed the seeds for its own destruction.
▪ We have already sown the seeds of what needs to be done to bring about job regeneration in my area.
▪ Even so, the repression of each revolt inspired later uprisings, sowing the seeds of future resistance.
▪ Trying to conceal and sow the seeds of discontent.
▪ Whoever sowed the seed, the conference was due to meet within a few hours.
▪ He sows seeds of confusion by way of a million opinions on every subject within its covers.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
spread seeds/manure/fertilizer
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And what about the seeds of your other garden plants?
▪ Arizona seed growers suspect the infestation may widen because the state ships its seed to many other states and countries.
▪ Brussels sprouts in browned butter with caraway seeds.
▪ Firstly we need some seeds to grow our garden plants from.
▪ It is begun from a seed and all the characteristics that it can evolve are predetermined and contained within the seed.
▪ Saving seed can help balance the books, but it's not to be undertaken lightly.
II.verb
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Add 2 green peppers, seeded and sliced.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And how incredibly generous this man was; he seeded friendships that still write the history of the West.
▪ Plants had already seeded in crevices around the foundations, preparing to take over the instant man's will failed.
▪ Taking all this into account, we have to ask why the extraterrestrials should be remotely interested in seeding distant planets.
Wiktionary

seed

Etymology 1 n. (senseid en fertilized grain)(context countable English) A fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To plant or sow an area with seeds. 2 To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations. 3 (context transitive English) To start; to provide, assign or determine the initial resources for, position of, state of. 4 (context sports games English) To allocate a seeding to a competitor. 5 To be able to compete (especially in a quarter-final/semi-final/final). 6 To ejaculate inside the penetratee during intercourse, especially in the rectum. Etymology 2

vb. (lb en dialectal) (en-past of: see)

WordNet

seed

  1. n. a small hard fruit

  2. a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

  3. one of the outstanding players in a tournament [syn: seeded player]

  4. anything that provides inspiration for later work [syn: source, germ]

  5. the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract [syn: semen, seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum]

seed

  1. v. go to seed; shed seeds; "The dandelions went to seed"

  2. help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

  3. bear seeds

  4. place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds" [syn: sow, sough]

  5. distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

  6. sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain; "seed clouds"

  7. inoculate with microorganisms

  8. remove the seeds from; "seed grapes"

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

seed

late 14c., "to flower, flourish; produce seed;" mid-15c., "to sow with seed," from seed (n.). Meaning "remove the seeds from" is from 1904. Sporting (originally tennis) sense (1898) is from notion of spreading certain players' names so as to ensure they will not meet early in a tournament. The noun in this sense is attested from 1924. Related: Seeded; seeding.

seed

Old English sed, sæd "that which may be sown; an individual grain of seed; offspring, posterity," from Proto-Germanic *sediz "seed" (cognates: Old Norse sað, Old Saxon sad, Old Frisian sed, Middle Dutch saet, Old High German sat, German Saat), from PIE *se-ti- "sowing," from root *se- (1) "to sow" (see sow (v.)). Figurative use in Old English. Meaning "offspring, progeny" rare now except in biblical use. Meaning "semen" is from c.1300. For sporting sense, see seed (v.).

Usage examples of "seed".

Whenever the leaves remain inflected during several days over seeds, it is clear that they absorb some matter from them.

The glands of Drosera absorb matter from living seeds, which are injured or killed by the secretion.

The virtues of black Mustard depend on the acrid volatile oil contained in its seeds.

The acridity of its oil is modified in the seeds by combination with another fixed oil of a bland nature which can be readily separated by pressure, then the cake left after the expression of this fixed oil is far more pungent than the seeds.

A few days later he sent me some plants with sixteen seeds or fruits adhering to fourteen leaves.

This human cargo represents a weight of about twenty tons, which is equivalent to that of thirty persons, two boars, three sows, twelve piglets, thirty fowls, ten dogs, twenty rats, a hundred balled or potted breadfruit and banana plants, and twelve tons of watergourds, seeds, yams, tubers, coconuts, adzes and weapons.

You may trace a common motive and force in the pyramid-builders of the earliest recorded antiquity, in the evolution of Greek architecture, and in the sudden springing up of those wondrous cathedrals of the twelfth and following centuries, growing out of the soil with stem and bud and blossom, like flowers of stone whose seeds might well have been the flaming aerolites cast over the battlements of heaven.

They contain such items as spare parts, chemical supplies, emergency seeds for restarting aeroponics, sheet and bar metal.

There was a sight of folks there, gentlemen and ladies in the public room--I never seed so many afore except at commencement day--all ready for a start, and when the gong sounded, off we sot like a flock of sheep.

Cotton seed is dipped in a fungicide and planted in a Mississippi field sprayed with aldicarb, one of the most toxic chemicals applied in the United States.

It was the wooden plow, the scythe, the harrow, the amaranth seed that would make the real changes, that would allow piggy population to increase tenfold wherever they went.

He was indefatigable when it came to crushing bitter almond seeds in the screw press or mashing musk pods or mincing dollops of grey, greasy ambergris with a chopping knife or grating violet roots and digesting the shavings in the finest alcohol.

Combine the peppercorns, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, salt and the ancho chili in the food processor and pulverize.

She had lovely hands, Jill thought, slender and graceful, with long fingernails that had been stained a tasteful orange-red with annatto seeds and polished to such a glossy perfection that Jill found herself hiding her own calloused fingers and bitten nails in her lap.

In France these Psyllium seeds, given in a dessertspoonful dose, are widely prescribed as a laxative in lieu of mineral aperient waters, or the morning Seidlitz.