Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun seed

5 senses of seed

Sense 1
seed -- (a small hard fruit)
       => fruit -- (the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant)

Sense 2
seed -- (a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa)
       => ovule -- (a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization)

Sense 3
seeded player, seed -- (one of the outstanding players in a tournament)
       => player, participant -- (a person who participates in or is skilled at some game)

Sense 4
source, seed, germ -- (anything that provides inspiration for later work)
       => inspiration -- (arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity)

Sense 5
semen, seed, seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum, come -- (the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract)
       => liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour -- (the liquid parts of the body)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb seed

8 senses of seed

Sense 1
seed -- (go to seed; shed seeds; "The dandelions went to seed")
       => spill, shed, disgorge -- (cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table")

Sense 2
seed -- (help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money)
       => finance -- (obtain or provide money for; "Can we finance the addition to our home?")

Sense 3
seed -- (bear seeds)
       => bear, turn out -- (bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers")

Sense 4
sow, seed -- (place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 5
seed -- (distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds)
       => rate, rank, range, order, grade, place -- (assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide")

Sense 6
seed -- (sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain; "seed clouds")
       => process, treat -- (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill")

Sense 7
seed -- (inoculate with microorganisms)
       => inoculate -- (introduce a microorganism into)

Sense 8
seed -- (remove the seeds from; "seed grapes")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

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