Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “seed”

See all translations

seed

noun  /sid/ us  

seed noun (PLANT)

biology [C/U] a small, usually hard part of a plant from which a new plant can grow

seed noun (BEGINNING)

[C usually pl] the beginning or cause of something: A good defense lawyer knows how to plant these little seeds of doubt in the minds of jurors.

seed noun (SPORTS)

[C] any of the players or teams ranked among the best in a particular competition

seed

verb [T]  /sid/ us  

seed verb [T] (PLANT)

to plant seeds in the ground: We seeded the lawn with a different grass this year.
Translations of “seed”
in Korean 씨앗…
in Arabic بِذْرة…
in French graine, germe, tête de série…
in Turkish tohum, çekirdek…
in Italian seme…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物, 種子, 根源…
in Russian семечко…
in Polish nasienie, ziarno…
in Spanish semilla, pizca, punta…
in Portuguese semente…
in German der Samen, der Keim, gesetzt…
in Catalan llavor…
in Japanese 種, 種子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物, 种子, 根源…
(Definition of seed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of seed?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “seed”

Definitions of “seed” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More