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1. seed

noun. ['ˈsiːd'] a small hard fruit.

Synonyms

  • ivory nut
  • Mexican jumping bean
  • ash-key
  • vegetable ivory
  • neem seed
  • babassu nut
  • oil-rich seed
  • nicker nut
  • edible seed
  • Job's tears
  • oilseed
  • jumping seed
  • nicker seed
  • caryopsis
  • grain
  • meat
  • cohune nut
  • bean
  • conker
  • coffee berry
  • jumping bean
  • coffee bean
  • pip
  • coquilla nut
  • fruit
  • kernel
  • safflower seed
  • bonduc nut
  • coffee
  • buckeye
  • apple nut
  • horse chestnut

Antonyms

  • summerize
  • ascend
  • rise
  • moving

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Seed

  • guaranteed
  • disagreed
  • supersede
  • stampede
  • intercede
  • aristide
  • aristede
  • alwaleed
  • succeed
  • preceed
  • precede
  • overfeed
  • misread
  • mislead
  • misdeed
  • laclede
  • degreed
  • decreed
  • concede
  • walid
  • waleed
  • wahid
  • vahid
  • streed
  • sinead
  • shaheed
  • secede
  • screed
  • reread
  • recede

Example sentences of the word seed


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place a seed on top of the soil and lightly cover with more soil.

Quotes containing the word seed


1. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
- Napoleon Hill

2. Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
- William Alexander

3. A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

2. seed

noun. ['ˈsiːd'] a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa.

Synonyms

  • seed vessel
  • testa
  • seed coat
  • ovule
  • episperm
  • pericarp

Antonyms

  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. seed

verb. ['ˈsiːd'] go to seed; shed seeds.

Synonyms

  • spill
  • shed
  • disgorge

Antonyms

  • subordinate
  • upper-class
  • middle-class
  • low status

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. seed

verb. ['ˈsiːd'] help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money.

Antonyms

  • anterior

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. seed

noun. ['ˈsiːd'] anything that provides inspiration for later work.

Synonyms

  • source
  • germ
  • inspiration
  • muse

Antonyms

  • leave
  • go
  • stay in place
  • stay

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. seed

verb. ['ˈsiːd'] remove the seeds from.

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • unready
  • disarranged
  • soft
  • up

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. seed

verb. ['ˈsiːd'] distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds.

Synonyms

  • rank
  • grade
  • order
  • range
  • rate

Antonyms

  • divest
  • undeceive
  • unaffectedness
  • stand

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. seed

verb. ['ˈsiːd'] sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain.

Synonyms

  • process

Antonyms

  • right
  • upgrade

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. seed

verb. ['ˈsiːd'] inoculate with microorganisms.

Antonyms

  • back

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. seed

noun. ['ˈsiːd'] one of the outstanding players in a tournament.

Synonyms

  • participant
  • player

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • seed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sed (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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