Synonyms of seed


1. seed, fruit

usage: a small hard fruit

2. seed, ovule

usage: a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

3. seeded player, seed, player, participant

usage: one of the outstanding players in a tournament

4. source, seed, germ, inspiration

usage: anything that provides inspiration for later work

5. semen, seed, seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum, come, liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour

usage: the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract


1. seed, spill, shed, disgorge

usage: go to seed; shed seeds; "The dandelions went to seed"

2. seed, finance

usage: help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

3. seed, bear, turn out

usage: bear seeds

4. sow, seed, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds"

5. seed, rate, rank, range, order, grade, place

usage: distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

6. seed, process, treat

usage: sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain; "seed clouds"

7. seed, inoculate

usage: inoculate with microorganisms

8. seed, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove the seeds from; "seed grapes"

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Definition and meaning of seed (Dictionary)