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English noun: seed

1. seed (plant) a small hard fruit


Broader (hypernym)fruit


Narrower (hyponym)apple nut, ash-key, babassu nut, bean, bonduc nut, buckeye, caryopsis, coffee, coffee bean, coffee berry, cohune nut, conker, coquilla nut, edible seed, grain, horse chestnut, ivory nut, Job's tears, jumping bean, jumping seed, Mexican jumping bean, neem seed, nicker nut, nicker seed, nut, oil-rich seed, oilseed, pip, safflower seed, vegetable ivory


Part holonymkernel, meat

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


Broader (hypernym)ovule


Part holonymendosperm, episperm, pericarp, seed coat, seed vessel, testa

3. seed (person) one of the outstanding players in a tournament


Synonymsseeded player


Broader (hypernym)participant, player

4. seed (cognition) anything that provides inspiration for later work


Synonymsgerm, source


Broader (hypernym)inspiration


Narrower (hyponym)muse, taproot

5. seed (body) the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract


Synonymscome, cum, ejaculate, semen, seminal fluid


Broader (hypernym)bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance


Narrower (hyponym)milt


Part holonymsperm, sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon


English verb: seed

1. seed (contact) go to seed; shed seeds


SamplesThe dandelions went to seed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)disgorge, shed, spill


Narrower (hyponym)reseed

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)finance

3. seed (creation) bear seeds


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)bear, turn out

4. seed (contact) place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth


SamplesShe sowed sunflower seeds.


Synonymssow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)broadcast, inseminate, scatter, sow, sow in


Verb groupinseminate, sow, sow in


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)grade, order, place, range, rank, rate


Domain categoryathletics, sport

6. seed (change) sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain


SamplesSeed clouds.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)process, treat

7. seed (change) inoculate with microorganisms


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)inoculate

8. seed (change) remove the seeds from


SamplesSeed grapes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw









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