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Definition of seed verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they seed
    he / she / it seeds
    past simple seeded
    -ing form seeding
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    of a plant
  1. 1[intransitive] to produce seeds
  2. 2[transitive] seed itself to produce other plants using its own seeds
  3. area of ground
  4. 3[transitive, usually passive] seed something (with something) to plant seeds in an area of ground a newly seeded lawn
  5. in sports
  6. 4[transitive, usually passive] seed somebody to make a player or team a seed in a competition He has been seeded 14th at the U.S. Open next week.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: seed