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1 seed /ˈsiːd/ noun
plural seeds
1 seed
/ˈsiːd/
noun
plural seeds
Learner's definition of SEED
: a small object produced by a plant from which a new plant can grow
[count]
[noncount]
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[count] : the beginning of something which continues to develop or grow
[count] : a player or team that is ranked as one of the best in a competition (such as a tennis tournament) in order to be sure that the best players or teams do not play against each other in the early part of the competition
[noncount]
literary : all the children, grandchildren, etc., of a particular man
old-fashioned + humorous : a man's semen

go to seed

or run to seed
: to produce seeds
: to become less attractive, effective, etc., because of age or lack of care
2 seed /ˈsiːd/ verb
seeds; seeded; seeding
2 seed
/ˈsiːd/
verb
seeds; seeded; seeding
Learner's definition of SEED
[+ object] : to plant (an area of ground) with seeds
[no object] of a plant : to produce seeds
[+ object] : to remove (seeds) from a fruit or vegetable
[+ object] : to give (a player or team) a particular rank which shows how likely that person or team is to win a competition (such as a tennis tournament) usually used as (be) seeded

seed itself

of a plant
: to produce new plants from its own seeds
3 seed /ˈsiːd/ adjective
3 seed
/ˈsiːd/
adjective
Learner's definition of SEED
always used before a noun
: used for producing a new crop of plants
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