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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.


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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