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seed

 (sēd)
n. pl. seeds or seed
1.
a. A mature plant ovule containing an embryo.
b. A small dry fruit, spore, or other propagative plant part.
c. Seeds considered as a group: a farmer buying seed.
d. The seed-bearing stage of a plant: The grass is in seed.
2.
a. A larval shellfish or a hatchling fish: released scallop seed in the bay.
b. An egg or cocoon of certain insects: silkworm seed.
3. Something that resembles a seed, as:
a. A tiny bubble in a piece of glass.
b. Medicine A form of a radioactive isotope that is used to localize and concentrate the amount of radiation administered to a body site, such as a tumor.
4.
a. A source or beginning; a germ: the seed of an idea.
b. A small amount of material used to start a chemical reaction.
c. A small crystal used to start a crystallization process.
5. A cell that disperses, especially a cancer cell that spreads from a primary tumor to another location in the body.
6. Archaic
a. Offspring; progeny.
b. Family stock; ancestry.
c. Sperm; semen.
7. Sports A player who has been seeded for a tournament, often at a given rank: a top seed.
v. seed·ed, seed·ing, seeds
v.tr.
1.
a. To plant seeds in (land, for example); sow.
b. To plant (a crop, for example) as seeds in soil.
2. To remove the seeds from (fruit).
3. To furnish with something that grows or stimulates growth or development: a bioreactor seeded with bacteria.
4. Medicine
a. To disperse to, as cancer cells: organs seeded by circulating tumor cells.
b. To disperse or transfer (cancer cells, for example): a needle biopsy that seeded cancer cells into adjacent tissue; seed stem cells onto collagen gels.
5. Meteorology To sprinkle (a cloud) with particles, as of silver iodide, in order to disperse it or to produce precipitation.
6. Sports
a. To arrange (the drawing for positions in a tournament) so that the more skilled contestants meet in the later rounds.
b. To rank (a contestant) in this way.
7. To help (a business, for example) in its early development.
v.intr.
1. To sow seed.
2. To pass into the seed-bearing stage.
3. Medicine To disperse and often multiply, as cancer cells.
adj.
1. Set aside for planting a new crop: seed corn; seed potatoes.
2. Intended to help in early stages: provided seed capital for a fledgling business.
Idiom:
go/run to seed
1. To pass into the seed-bearing stage.
2. To become weak or devitalized; deteriorate: The old neighborhood has gone to seed.

[Middle English, from Old English sǣd, sēd; see sē- in Indo-European roots.]

seeded

(ˈsiːdɪd)
adj
(General Sporting Terms) sport (of players or teams) ranked according to ability
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seeded - (of the more skilled contestants) selectively arranged in the draw for position in a tournament so that they meet each other in later rounds
unseeded - not seeded; used of players of lesser skill
2.seeded - having the seeds extracted; "seeded raisins"
seedless - lacking seeds; "seedless grapefruit"
3.seeded - having seeds as specified; "many-seeded"; "black-seeded"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
seedy - full of seeds; "as seedy as a fig"
4.seeded - having or supplied with seeds; "a seeded breadfruit"; "seeded rolls"
seedy - full of seeds; "as seedy as a fig"
5.seeded - sprinkled with seed; "a seeded lawn"
planted - set in the soil for growth
Translations
مُصَنَّف مع الجيِّدين
nasazený
seedet
sem hefur veriî komiî fyrir í riîli
eşleşmiş

seeded

[ˈsiːdɪd] adj (SPORT) a seeded player → une tête de série
to be seeded second → être tête de série numéro deux

seed

(siːd) noun
1. the (part of) the fruit of a tree, plant etc from which a new plant may be grown. sunflower seeds; grass seed.
2. the beginning from which anything grows. There was already a seed of doubt in her mind.
3. (in a sporting competition etc) a seeded player.
verb
1. (of a plant) to produce seed. A plant seeds after it has flowered.
2. in golf, tennis etc, to arrange (good players) in a competition so that they do not compete against each other till the later rounds.
ˈseeded adjective
having been seeded. a seeded player.
ˈseedling (-liŋ) noun
a young plant just grown from a seed. Don't walk on the lettuce seedlings!
ˈseedy adjective
1. shabby. a rather seedy hotel.
2. ill or unhealthy. He's feeling a bit seedy.
ˈseediness noun
ˈseedbed noun
ground prepared for growing seeds.
go to seed
1. (of a person) to become careless about one's clothes and appearance. Don't let yourself go to seed when you reach middle age!
2. (of a place) to become rather shabby and uncared for. This part of town has gone to seed recently.
3. (also run to seed) (of a plant) to produce seeds after flowering.