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Definition 1: the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for seed in the sense of this definition

(seed is a kind of ...) the liquid parts of the body

(... is a kind of seed ) seminal fluid produced by male fish

(seed is a part of ...) the male reproductive cell; the male gamete

"a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"

Definition 2: anything that provides inspiration for later work - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for seed in the sense of this definition

(seed is a kind of ...) arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

(... is a kind of seed ) something that provides an important central source for growth or development

"the taproot of his resentment" "genius and insanity spring from the same taproot"

(... is a kind of seed ) the source of an artist's inspiration

"Euterpe was his muse"

Definition 3: one of the outstanding players in a tournament - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for seed in the sense of this definition

(seed is a kind of ...) a person who participates in or is skilled at some game

Definition 4: a small hard fruit - [noun denoting plant]

(seed is a kind of ...) the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant

(... is a kind of seed ) many are used as seasoning

(... is a kind of seed ) nut of the cohune palm having hard white shells like those of ivory nuts

(... is a kind of seed ) nutlike seed of a South American palm; the hard white shell takes a high polish and is used for e.g. buttons

(... is a kind of seed ) seed of neem trees; source of pesticides and fertilizer and medicinal products

(... is a kind of seed ) the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut

(... is a kind of seed ) seed of Mexican shrubs of the genus Sebastiana containing the larva of a moth whose movements cause the bean to jerk or tumble

(... is a kind of seed ) any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans

(... is a kind of seed ) usually large hard-shelled seed

(... is a kind of seed ) hard-shelled nut of the babassu palm

(... is a kind of seed ) nut having a hard hazel-brown shell used like vegetable ivory

(... is a kind of seed ) a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee

(... is a kind of seed ) a small hard seed found in some fruits

(... is a kind of seed ) hard shiny grey seed of a bonduc tree; used for making e.g. jewelry

(... is a kind of seed ) hard pearly seeds of an Asiatic grass; often used as beads

(... is a kind of seed ) any of several seeds that yield oil

(... is a kind of seed ) seed of the safflower

(... is a kind of seed ) dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

(... is a kind of seed ) winged seed of the ash tree

(seed is a part of ...) the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone

"black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"

Definition 5: a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa - [noun denoting plant]

(seed is a kind of ...) a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization

(seed is a part of ...) protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants

(seed is a part of ...) nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants

(seed is a part of ...) the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary

Definition 6: inoculate with microorganisms - [verb of change]

(seed is a kind of ...) introduce a microorganism into

Definition 7: remove the seeds from - [verb of change]

Samples where seed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • seed grapes

(seed is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 8: sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain - [verb of change]

Samples where seed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • seed clouds

(seed is a kind of ...) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

Definition 9: distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds - [verb of cognition]

(seed is a kind of ...) assign a rank or rating to

"how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

(seed belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 10: go to seed; shed seeds - [verb of contact]

Samples where seed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dandelions went to seed

(seed is a kind of ...) cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

"spill the beans all over the table"

(... is a kind of seed ) seed again or anew

Definition 11: place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth - [verb of contact]

Samples where seed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She sowed sunflower seeds

Synonyms for seed in the sense of this definition

(seed is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of seed ) sow over a wide area, especially by hand

"broadcast seeds"

(seed has a similar meaning as ...) place seeds in or on (the ground)

"sow the ground with sunflower seeds"

(... is a kind of seed ) sow by scattering

"scatter seeds"

(seed belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 12: bear seeds - [verb of creation]

(seed is a kind of ...) bring forth

"The apple tree bore delicious apples this year" "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"

Definition 13: help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money - [verb of possession]

(seed is a kind of ...) obtain or provide money for

"Can we finance the addition to our home?"

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