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seed

seed

 
 
pronunciation:
sid
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
go to seed
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part of speech: noun
inflections: seed, seeds
definition 1: the small part of a flowering plant that is capable of growing into a new plant.
 
synonyms:
beginning, germ, root, source
similar words:
basis, bulb, cause, embryo, germ, grain, kernel, nucleus, origin, pip, pit, tuber
definition 2: such parts collectively.
similar words:
grain
definition 3: a source or beginning of something.
He planted seeds of hope with his speech.
similar words:
germ, root, source
definition 4: human or animal sperm.
synonyms:
semen, sperm
similar words:
gametes
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phrase: go to seed
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: seeded, seeding, seeds
definition 1: to sow with seed.
He seeded the ground with corn.
synonyms:
plant, sow
definition 2: to remove seeds from.
She seeded the melon.
synonyms:
pit
similar words:
core
definition 3: in sports, to establish the ranking of (teams or players) in a tournament or contest.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to sow seed.
synonyms:
plant
definition 2: to shed seeds.
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derivations: seedless (adj.), seedlike (adj.)
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