Definition of seed :
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. of Seed
4. Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.
5. Race; generation; birth.
6. That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.
7. The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; - not used in the plural.
8. The principle of production.
9. To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.
10. To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.
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- O Stephen, I pray you to trouble no more about a lost plant of which you have seed in plenty, but make thanks that you still live and that through you my mother and I still live, who, if you had died, would weep our eyes away. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
- What a disappointment to the poor creetur when she seed she hadn't hit him! - "How John Norton the Trapper Kept His Christmas", W. H. H. Murray.
- How should slaves produce anything but tyranny, even as the seed produces the plant? - "The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)", Florence A. Thomas Marshall.