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Definition of the noun to seed

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Specialised definition of the noun to seed

Glossary of sports

a competitor who is graded according to the perceived likelihood of his or her whining a specific tournament (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / tennis

before a tournament, certain players are ranked, based on their ability and recent performances. The process is called seeding, the rankings are called seeds, and the top-ranked player is called the top seed. Matches are then arranged so that the top-seeded players will not meet until the later rounds of the tournament

Definition of the verb to seed

What does to seed mean as a doing phrase?

verb - inflections: seed

  1. go to seed; shed seeds
    • example: The dandelions went to seed
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: disgorge / shed / spill = cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
    • more specific word: reseed = seed again or anew
  2. help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: finance = obtain or provide money for
  3. bear seeds
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic terms: bear / turn out = bring forth
  4. place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
  5. distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
  6. sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain
    • example: seed clouds
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: process / treat = subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
  7. inoculate with microorganisms
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: inoculate = introduce a microorganism into
  8. remove the seeds from

Specialised definition of the verb to seed

Glossary of sports

to rank a player according to the perceived likelihood of his or her winning a specific tournament (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for to Seed

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Google previewNutrient Use Efficiency: from Basics to Advances (2014)

by Amitava Rakshit, Harikesh Bahadur Singh, Avijit Sen

Applying microorganisms to seed is an attractive proposition because of the combination of specific effect and limited environmental impact. In the familiar saying, seed treatment has the potential to deliver agents “in the right amount, at the ...

Google previewEucharist (2010)

Christ's Feast with the Church by Laurence Hull Stookey

AFTER THE REFORMERS Our all-too-evident legacy of Reformation teaching gone to seed is the notion that the Lord's Supper is not Christ's feast with the church, but is Christ's reward to deserving individuals within the church. Serious ...

Google previewWords and Rules (2015)

The Ingredients Of Language by Steven Pinker

a-_o Another reason that regular forms can go to seed is the Los Angeles Lakers effect that gave us irregular plurals such as ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

to sow,to seed YPC 1.seed, seeds, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Seeds (2006)

Science, Technology and Uses by J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer

distances Alfalfa Seed to seed Cross Insect (honey, leafcutter or alkali bees) Both ...

Google previewDictionary of British Education (2003)

by Peter Gordon, Denis Lawton

There are two executive agencies linked to SEED: HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) and Historic Scotland. In addition, Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) is a national public body sponsored by SEED. LTS provides advice, support, ...

Google previewNew Dictionary Armenian-English (2009)

by Matthias Bedrossian

to sow, to disseminate, to spread or cast the seed; to procreate ; – affiti, , to seed; 44,asimhurst aukatsiosah, won 1 seed- Or sowingUžposions, , —and s, SOWer. [time. Ukpesiuhle , 7, Hog s. Seeds ; *senko. —houg, seed-plot ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Guinea (2005)

by Thomas O'Toole, Janice E. Baker

More than two decades later, that leader was still in charge, although the country had gone to seed and millions had fled. Then came a second chance, under a new leader and a new regime. Some changes occurred, indeed, even some ...

Google previewInstant encyclopaedia of geography (1993)

by S. P. Sinha

Here is home rule run to seed. Slight Power of Mountain Chiefs Small size is sometimes coupled with monarchical rule. degenerating occasionally into despotism among aggressive robber tribes. The inaccessible Hunza Valley is occupied on ...

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Quotes about to Seed

A widow is the pod shed seed.
A widower is the seed spilled pod.
Seed can remain; pod disintegrates.
A widower is the most unfortunate.
07.03.2002, Pakd (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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