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Definition of "seed" []

  • A ripened plant ovule containing an embryo. (noun)
  • A propagative part of a plant, as a tuber or spore. (noun)
  • Seeds considered as a group. (noun)
  • The seed-bearing stage of a plant. (noun)
  • Something that resembles a seed, as a tiny bubble in a piece of glass. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seed" in a sentence
  • "Thus saith the Lord: If My covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David My servant, so that I will not take any of _his seed_ to be rulers over the seed of"
  • "He did not “see his seed, ” nor “prolong his days, ” since he died childless; and we will not permit the word “seed” to be spiritualized on this occasion, for the word “seed” in the Old Testament, means nothing else, than literally “children, ” which it is not pretended he ever had; and how could he “prolong his days, ” when he was cut off in his 33d year."
  • "Y Combinator a ‘farm team’ seed funder for greenhorns all of which are Web 2.0 wannabes that would have no chance of making it without a ’seed hedge fund’ manager."