n.种子,萌芽,原由,根据,子孙,精液 vt.播种,结实,成熟,去...籽 vi.结实,播种
名词复数:seeds 动词过去式:seeded 过去分词:seeded 现在分词:seeding 第三人称单数:seeds
1 (a) [C] part of a plant from which a new plant of the same kind can grow 种子
*a tiny poppy seed 小小的罂粟籽
* sow a row of seeds 播种一行种子.
(b) [U] quantity of these for planting, feeding birds, etc （种植、喂鸟等的）种子
*a handful of grass seed 一把草籽
* Sweet pea seed can be sown in May. 香豌豆籽可在五月份种上.
(c) [attrib 作定语] (to be) used for planting 用作种子的
*seed corn, potatoes, etc 作种子用的谷物、马铃薯等.
2 [U] (dated fml 旧, 文) semen 精液
*the fruit of his seed, ie his child or children 他的孩子.
3 [C] (esp in tennis) seeded (seed v 4) player （尤指网球的）种子选手
*a final between the first and second seeds 一号和二号种子选手的决赛.
4 (idm 习语) go/run to seed
(a) (of a plant) stop flowering as seed is produced （指植物）花谢结子.
(b) (fig 比喻) begin to look shabby or become less able, efficient, etc 衰败; （能 力、效力等）减弱
*He started to drink too much and gradually ran to seed. 他喝酒过多, 身体逐渐衰弱了. (plant/sow) the seeds of sth the cause or origin of sth 某事物的起因或根源
*Are the seeds of criminal behaviour sown early in life? 犯罪行为的根源是否始自幼时?
1 [I] (of a plant) produce seed （指植物）结子.
2 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (with sth) sow seed in sth 将种子种在某处
*a newly-seeded lawn 新近撒上草籽的草坪
* seed a field with wheat 在地里播种小麦.
3 [Tn esp passive 尤用于被动语态] remove the seeds from (sth) 除去（某物）的种子
*seeded raisins 除去子的葡萄乾.
4 [Tn esp passive 尤用于被动语态] (esp in tennis) select (a good player) to play against a poorer player in the early rounds of a knock-out competition, so that all the good players have a chance to reach the later rounds （尤指网球中）挑选（种子选手）与较弱选手比赛（使种子选手不至过早遭淘汰）
*The seeded players all won their matches. 这些种子选手已全部获胜.
1. When the fire had at last been put out, the forest authorities ordered several tons of a special type of grass-seed which would grow quickly. 在大火最后被扑灭后，森林管理当局订购了好几吨一种生长迅速的特殊类型的草籽。
2. When the news got round that a comedy show would be presented at our local cinema by the P. and U. Bird Seed Company, we all rushed to see it. 当"皮尤"鸟食公司将在我们当地影院演出喜剧节目的消息传开后，我们都赶紧跑去观看。
3. We all know what the poor man should have said, but what he actually said was: ´This is the Poo and Ee Seed Bird Company. Good ladies, evening and gentlemen!´ 我们都明白那个可怜的人应该说些什么，而他实际说的却是："这是´浦伊´鸟食公司，好女士们，晚上和先生们！"
4. The seed has a hard exterior covering. 这个种子的外壳很硬。
5. The seed was sprayed over the ground in huge quantities by aeroplanes. 飞机把这些草籽大量地撒在地面上.
6. The seed was sprayed over the ground in huge quantities by aeroplanes. 飞机把这种草籽大量地撒播在地上。
7. The planes had been planting seed for nearly a month when it began to rain. 飞机撒播近一个月后，开始下起雨来。