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seed

noun uk   /siːd/ us  

seed noun (PLANT)

B2 [C or U] a small, round, or oval object produced by a plant and from which, when it is planted, a new plant can grow: Sow the seeds (= put them in the ground) about three centimetres deep. The chemical will stop all seeds from sprouting (= starting to grow). The farmers grow these crops for seed (= for planting to grow more crops, rather than for eating).
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[U] literary →  semen go/run to seed If a food plant goes or runs to seed, it produces flowers and seeds because it has not been picked early enough: In hot weather lettuces can suddenly run to seed. If a person or place goes or runs to seed, their physical appearance becomes worse because no one cares for them: After he retired, he really went to seed.
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seed noun (BEGINNING)

C2 [C usually plural] the cause of a feeling or situation, or the early stages of it: The seeds of friendship were sown early, and they remained lifelong companions. He may be sowing the seeds of his own destruction in the long term by using violence against his own people.

seed noun (SPORT)

[C] especially in tennis, a good player who is given a place on the list of those expected to win games in a particular competition because of the way they have played in the past: Turner's opponent in the quarter-finals of the darts is the number one seed.

seed

verb uk   /siːd/ us  

seed verb (PLANT)

[I or T] to produce seeds: The plants have seeded themselves (= their seeds have fallen) into the cracks between the paving stones. [T] ( also deseed ) to remove the seeds from a fruit or vegetable: Wash, seed, and cut the pepper into small pieces.

seed verb (SPORT)

[T usually passive] to make a player a seed: [+ adj] Jones, seeded second, has won her last ten matches.
Traducciones de “seed”
en coreano 씨앗…
en árabe بِذْرة…
en francés graine, germe, tête de série…
en turco tohum, çekirdek…
en italiano seme…
en chino (tradicionál) 植物, 種子, 根源…
en ruso семечко…
en polaco nasienie, ziarno…
en español semilla, pizca, punta…
en portugués semente…
en alemán der Samen, der Keim, gesetzt…
en catalán llavor…
en japonés 種, 種子…
en chino (simplificado) 植物, 种子, 根源…
(Definition of seed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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