seed NOUN 1) a flowering plant's unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such plant. 2) the beginning of a feeling, process, or condition. 3) archaic a man's semen. 4) archaic (chiefly in biblical use) offspring or descendants. 5) any of a number of stronger competitors in a sports tournament who have been assigned a position in an ordered list to ensure they do not play each other in the early rounds.
VERB 1) sow (land) with seeds. 2) produce or drop seeds. 3) remove the seeds from. 4) initiate the development or growth of. 5) give (a competitor) the status of seed in a tournament.
go (or run) to seed — Cf. ↑run to seed
DERIVATIVES seedless adjective.
ORIGIN Old English, related to SOW(Cf. ↑sower).

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