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Definition of Seed

Seed

  1. of Seed
  2. A ripened ovule, consisting of an embryo with one or more integuments, or coverings; as, an apple seed; a currant seed. By germination it produces a new plant.
  3. Any small seedlike fruit, though it may consist of a pericarp, or even a calyx, as well as the seed proper; as, parsnip seed; thistle seed.
  4. The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; -- not used in the plural.
  5. That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.
  6. The principle of production.
  7. Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.
  8. Race; generation; birth.
  9. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.
  10. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.

Seed Quotations

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Malcolm X

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. - Aeschylus
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
Aeschylus

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Leo Buscaglia

Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.
Eric Burdon
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Seed Translations

seed in Afrikaans is saad
seed in Dutch is zaad
seed in Italian is germe, seme, seme
seed in Latin is semen-inis
seed in Portuguese is semente
seed in Spanish is semen