Meaning of SEED in English

SEED

I.

noun

1 from which a plant grows

ADJECTIVE

▪ grass , mustard , poppy , sesame , etc.

▪ bird (usually birdseed )

▪ bad ( AmE , figurative )

the transformation of Tracy from good girl to bad ~

… OF SEEDS

▪ packet

VERB + SEED

▪ plant , sow

▪ produce , set

This tree produces very hard ~s.

The plant will set ~ in June.

▪ grow sth from , raise sth from

She grew all the plants from ~.

▪ disperse , spread

Most ~s are spread by the wind.

▪ go to , run to

Cutting weeds before they go to ~ will greatly reduce future weed problems.

▪ contain

Each fruit usually contains a single ~.

He argued that capitalism contained the ~s of its own destruction. ( figurative )

▪ remove

Peel the peppers and remove the ~s.

SEED + VERB

▪ germinate , grow , sprout

SEED + NOUN

▪ head , pod

▪ packet , tray

▪ bank , catalogue , merchant ( esp. BrE )

▪ corn , potato

▪ money

PHRASES

▪ a variety of ~s

The catalogue has hundreds of different varieties of ~s.

2 player in a sports competition

ADJECTIVE

▪ first , second , etc.

▪ number-one , number-two , etc.

▪ top

She was the top ~ at the US Open this year.

II.

verb

Seed is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ cloud

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .