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1. A machine or an implement used for planting seeds.
2. A machine or implement used to remove the seeds from fruit.
3. One that seeds clouds.
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1. (Agriculture) a person or thing that seeds
2. a device used to remove seeds, as from fruit, etc
3. (Agriculture) any of various devices for sowing grass seed or grain on the surface of the ground
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(ˈsi dər)

1. one that seeds.
2. any of various apparatuses for sowing seeds.
3. a device for removing seeds.
[before 950]
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A farm implement designed to plant crop seed. There are several distinctly different avenues available for planting the many different sizes and shapes of seeds, but each of them consists of the same two basic operations. The first places the seeds in the desired location. The second properly covers them so that they are both protected from birds and kept moist enough to germinate. For the latter, there is a minimum depth of covering necessary. Depending on the crop and soil, this minimum depth varies but is on the order of an inch. There is also some maximum depth that can be used; otherwise, the fledgling plant will never be able to get to the surface.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seeder - a person who seeds clouds
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.seeder - a mechanical device that sows grass seed or grain evenly over the ground
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
3.seeder - a kitchen utensil that removes seeds from fruit
kitchen utensil - a utensil used in preparing food
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Among the customers at Bogle's was a young man named Seeders, who worked in a laundry office.
Seeders came in to dinner he had been drinking beer.
Seeders backed away, and departed, feeling that reparation had been made.
The sudden and amatory Seeders had, as it were, performed for her a miraculous piece of one-day laundry work.
"That turnip-faced little clothespin of a Seeders ain't worth it.
Seeders she despised utterly; she had but taken his kiss as that of a pioneer and prophetic prince who might have set the clocks going and the pages to running in fairyland.
His Welsh ponies and Swiss cattle were grazing on the May grass, and the men were busy with the ploughs and harrows and seeders. It was almost thirty years since he had been called in to create the business structure of telephony, and to shape the general plan of its development.
Noram's high-torque clutch brake has a variety of uses in the outdoor power equipment marketplace and industrial applications such as pump drives, blowers and agricultural seeders.
Seventy-five percent of the plantings has been done by contractors using wildflower seeders such as Tye or Truax units.
Russian plants export a wide range of agricultural machinery to Uzbekistan: grain and forage harvesters, energy-efficient tractors, harrows, seeders, balers and other equipment.