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  ( seeds    plural & 3rd person present)   ( seeding    present participle)   ( seeded    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-var   A seed is the small, hard part of a plant from which a new plant grows.  
I sow the seed in pots of soil-based compost., ...sunflower seeds.     
2       verb   If you seed a piece of land, you plant seeds in it.  
Men mowed the wide lawns and seeded them...      V n  
The primroses should begin to seed themselves down the steep hillside.      V pron-refl  
...his newly seeded lawns.      V-ed  
3       n-plural   You can refer to the seeds of something when you want to talk about the beginning of a feeling or process that gradually develops and becomes stronger or more important.  
LITERARY   N of n  
He raised questions meant to plant seeds of doubts in the minds of jurors...     
4       n-count   In sports such as tennis or badminton, a seed is a player who has been ranked according to his or her ability.  
usu supp N, oft ord/num N  
...Pete Sampras, Wimbledon's top seed and the world No.1...     
5       verb   When a player or a team is seeded in a sports competition, they are ranked according to their ability.  
usu passive  
In the UEFA Cup the top 16 sides are seeded for the first round...      be V-ed adv/prep  
He is seeded second, behind Brad Beven...      V-ed ord  
The top four seeded nations are through to the semi-finals.      V-ed  
6    If vegetable plants go to seed or run to seed, they produce flowers and seeds as well as leaves.  
go to seed/run to seed      phrase   V inflects  
If unused, winter radishes run to seed in spring.     
7    If you say that someone or something has gone to seed or has run to seed, you mean that they have become much less attractive, healthy, or efficient.  
go to seed/run to seed      phrase   V inflects  
He was a big man in his forties; once he had a lot of muscle but now he was running to seed.     

seed capital     
Seed capital is an amount of money that a new company needs to pay for the costs of producing a business plan so that they can raise further capital to develop the company.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
I am negotiating with financiers to raise seed capital for my latest venture.     
seed corn     
Seed corn is money that businesses spend at the beginning of a project in the hope that it will eventually produce profits.  
  (mainly BRIT, BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
The scheme offers seed corn finance with loans at only 4% interest.     
seed money     
Seed money is money that is given to someone to help them start a new business or project.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais pour Apprenants  


1    egg, egg cell, embryo, germ, grain, kernel, ovule, ovum, pip, spore  
2    beginning, germ, inkling, nucleus, source, start, suspicion  
3      (figurative)   children, descendants, heirs, issue, offspring, progeny, race, scions, spawn, successors  
4    go or run to seed      decay, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, go downhill     (informal)   go to pieces, go to pot, go to rack and ruin, go to waste, let oneself go, retrogress  

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1) Light sesame seed oil 2) Sesame seeds from Hindi jingali
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