Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “seed”

seed

noun [C] (SPORT)    /siːd/
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.Tennis and racket sportsCompetitors and participants in sports and games
(Definition of seed noun (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of seed

Definitions of “seed” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

navigate

to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along, or over an area of water or land, often by using a map

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More