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Seeds meaning

Definition of seed (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms: Noun

  • fountainhead,
  • germ,
  • origin,
  • root,
  • seedbed

Do you cede or seed control?

Cede means “to yield or grant typically by treaty.” Most of the verb senses of seed are concerned with planting seeds (either literal, as of plants, or figuratively, as of ideas). However, the word may also be used to mean “to schedule (tournament players or teams) so that superior ones will not meet in early rounds.” If you relinquish or yield something you are ceding it, and if you are organizing the participants in a tournament you are seeding them.

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First Known Use of seed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 2

History and Etymology for seed

Middle English, from Old English sǣd; akin to Old High German sāt seed, Old English sāwan to sow — more at sow

Seed definition is – the grains or ripened ovules of plants used for sowing. How to use seed in a sentence. Do you cede or seed control?

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  • American English : seed / ˈsid /
  • Arabic : بَذْرَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese : semente
  • Chinese : 种子
  • Croatian : sjeme
  • Czech : semeno
  • Danish : frø sædekorn
  • Dutch : zaad
  • European Spanish : semilla
  • Finnish : siemen
  • French : graine
  • German : Samen
  • Greek : σπόρος
  • Italian : seme
  • Japanese : 種 植物
  • Korean : 씨
  • Norwegian : frø
  • Polish : nasienie
  • European Portuguese : semente
  • Romanian : sămânță
  • Russian : семя
  • Latin American Spanish : semilla
  • Swedish : frö
  • Thai : เมล็ดพืช
  • Turkish : tohum
  • Ukrainian : зерно
  • Vietnamese : hạt giống
  • American English : seed / ˈsid /
  • Brazilian Portuguese : semear
  • Chinese : 播种 在 地里
  • European Spanish : sembrar
  • French : ensemencer
  • German : besäen
  • Italian : seminare
  • Japanese : 種をまく
  • Korean :

에 씨를 뿌리다

  • European Portuguese : semear
  • Latin American Spanish : sembrar
  • Seed definition: A seed is the small, hard part of a plant from which a new plant grows . | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples