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Seed vs. Grain

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Seednoun

(countable) A fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant.

‘If you plant a seed in the spring, you may have a pleasant surprise in the autumn.’;

Grainnoun

(uncountable) The harvested seeds of various grass food crops eg: wheat, corn, barley.

‘We stored a thousand tons of grain for the winter.’;

Seednoun

A fertilized ovule, containing an embryonic plant.

Grainnoun

(uncountable) Similar seeds from any food crop, eg buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa.

Seednoun

(uncountable) An amount of fertilized grain that cannot be readily counted.

‘The entire field was covered with geese eating the freshly sown seed.’;

Grainnoun

(countable) A single seed of grass food crops.

‘a grain of wheat’; ‘grains of oat’;

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Seednoun

(uncountable) Semen.

‘A man must use his seed to start and raise a family.’;

Grainnoun

The crops from which grain is harvested.

‘The fields were planted with grain.’;

Seednoun

A precursor.

‘the seed of an idea; which idea was the seed (idea)?’;

Grainnoun

(uncountable) A linear texture of a material or surface.

‘Cut along the grain of the wood.’; ‘He doesn't like to shave against the grain.’;

Seednoun

(countable) The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precursor in a defined chain of precursors.

Grainnoun

(countable) A single particle of a substance.

‘a grain of sand’; ‘a grain of salt’;

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Seednoun

The initial position of a competitor or team in a tournament. (seed position)

‘The team with the best regular season record receives the top seed in the conference tournament.’;

Grainnoun

(countable) A very small unit of weight, in England equal to 1/480 of an ounce troy, 0.0648 grams or, to be more exact, 64.79891 milligrams (0.002285714 avoirdupois ounce). A carat grain or pearl grain is 1/4 carat or 50 milligrams. The old French grain was 1/9216 livre or 53.11 milligrams, and in the mesures usuelles permitted from 1812 to 1839, with the livre redefined as 500 grams, it was 54.25 milligrams.

Seednoun

The competitor or team occupying a given seed. (seed position)

‘The rookie was a surprising top seed.’;

Grainnoun

(countable) A former unit of gold purity, also known as carat grain, equal to 4 "carat" (karat).

Seednoun

Initialization state of a pseudorandom number generator (PRNG). (seed number)

‘If you use the same seed you will get exactly the same pattern of numbers.’;

Grainnoun

(materials) A region within a material having a single crystal structure or direction.

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Seednoun

Commercial message in a creative format placed on relevant sites on the Internet. (seed idea or seed message)

‘The latest seed has attracted a lot of users in our online community.’;

Grainnoun

A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple.

Seednoun

Offspring, descendants, progeny.

‘the seed of Abraham’;

Grainnoun

The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side.

Seednoun

Race; generation; birth.

Grainnoun

(in the plural) The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff.

Seednoun

A small bubble formed in imperfectly fused glass.

Grainnoun

(botany) A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock.

Seedverb

(transitive) To plant or sow an area with seeds.

‘I seeded my lawn with bluegrass.’;

Grainnoun

Temper; natural disposition; inclination.

Seedverb

(transitive) To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.

Grainnoun

Visual texture in processed photographic film due to the presence of small particles of a metallic silver, or dye clouds, developed from silver halide that have received enough photons.

Seedverb

(transitive) To start; to provide, assign or determine the initial resources for, position of, state of.

‘A venture capitalist seeds young companies.’; ‘The tournament coordinator will seed the starting lineup with the best competitors from the qualifying round.’; ‘The programmer seeded fresh, uncorrupted data into the database before running unit tests.’;

Grainnoun

A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.

Seedverb

To allocate a seeding to a competitor.

Grainnoun

A tine, prong, or fork.

Seedverb

To leave (files) available for others to download through peer-to-peer file sharing protocols (e.g. BitTorrent).

Grainnoun

One of the branches of a valley or river.

Seedverb

(intransitive) To be qualified to compete, especially in a quarter-final, semi-final, or final.

‘The tennis player seeded into the quarters.’;

Grainnoun

An iron fish spear or harpoon, with a number of points half-barbed inwardly.

Seedverb

(intransitive) To produce seed.

Grainnoun

A blade of a sword, knife, etc.

Seedverb

(intransitive) To grow to maturity.

Grainnoun

(founding) A thin piece of metal, used in a mould to steady a core.

Seedverb

To ejaculate inside the penetratee during intercourse, especially in the rectum.

Grainverb

To feed grain to.

Seedverb

(dialectal) see

Grainverb

(transitive) To make granular; to form into grains.

Seednoun

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.

‘And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself.’;

Grainverb

(intransitive) To form grains, or to assume a granular form, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.

Seednoun

The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; - not used in the plural.

Grainverb

To texture a surface in imitation of the grain of a substance such as wood.

Seednoun

That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.

Grainverb

(tanning) To remove the hair or fat from a skin.

Seednoun

The principle of production.

‘Praise of great acts he scatters as a seed,Which may the like in coming ages breed.’;

Grainverb

(tanning) To soften leather.

Seednoun

Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.

Grainverb

To yield fruit.

Seednoun

Race; generation; birth.

‘Of mortal seed they were not held.’;

Grainverb

See Groan.

Seedverb

To sow seed.

Grainverb

To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.

Seedverb

To shed the seed.

Grainverb

To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains.

Seedverb

To grow to maturity, and to produce seed.

‘Many interests have grown up, and seeded, and twisted their roots in the crevices of many wrongs.’;

Grainverb

To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.).

Seedverb

To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.

Grainverb

To yield fruit.

Seedverb

To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.

‘A sable mantle seeded with waking eyes.’;

Grainverb

To form grains, or to assume a granular form, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.

Seednoun

a small hard fruit

Grainnoun

A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food.

Seednoun

a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

Grainnoun

The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; - used collectively.

‘Storehouses crammed with grain.’;

Seednoun

one of the outstanding players in a tournament

Grainnoun

Any small, hard particle, as of sand, sugar, salt, etc.; hence, any minute portion or particle; as, a grain of gunpowder, of pollen, of starch, of sense, of wit, etc.

‘I . . . with a grain of manhood well resolved.’;

Seednoun

anything that provides inspiration for later work

Grainnoun

The unit of the English system of weights; - so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7,000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5,760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to .0648 gram. See Gram.

Seednoun

the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

Grainnoun

A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple.

‘All in a robe of darkest grain.’; ‘Doing as the dyers do, who, having first dipped their silks in colors of less value, then give' them the last tincture of crimson in grain.’;

Seedverb

go to seed; shed seeds;

‘The dandelions went to seed’;

Grainnoun

The composite particles of any substance; that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughness or hardness; texture; as, marble, sugar, sandstone, etc., of fine grain.

‘Hard box, and linden of a softer grain.’;

Seedverb

help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

Grainnoun

The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc.

‘Knots, by the conflux of meeting sap,Infect the sound pine and divert his grainTortive and errant from his course of growth.’;

Seedverb

bear seeds

Grainnoun

The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material.

Seedverb

place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth;

‘She sowed sunflower seeds’;

Grainnoun

The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side.

Seedverb

distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

Grainnoun

The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff.

Seedverb

sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain;

‘seed clouds’;

Grainnoun

A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4.

Seedverb

inoculate with microorganisms

Grainnoun

Temper; natural disposition; inclination.

‘Brothers . . . not united in grain.’;

Seedverb

remove the seeds from;

‘seed grapes’;

Grainnoun

A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.

‘He cheweth grain and licorice,To smellen sweet.’; ‘The red roses flush up in her cheeks . . . Likce crimson dyed in grain.’;

Seed

A seed is an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering. The formation of the seed is part of the process of reproduction in seed plants, the spermatophytes, including the gymnosperm and angiosperm plants.

Grainnoun

A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.

Grainnoun

A tine, prong, or fork.

Grainnoun

A blade of a sword, knife, etc.

Grainnoun

A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.

Grainnoun

a small hard particle;

‘a grain of sand’;

Grainnoun

foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Grainnoun

used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

Grainnoun

1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams

Grainnoun

1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams

Grainnoun

dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

Grainnoun

the direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric;

‘saw the board across the grain’;

Grainverb

thoroughly work in;

‘His hands were grained with dirt’;

Grainverb

paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood

Grainverb

form into grains

Grainverb

become granular

Grainnoun

wheat or any other cultivated cereal used as food.

Grainnoun

the seeds of wheat or other cultivated cereals.

Grainnoun

a single fruit or seed of a cereal

‘a few grains of corn’;

Grainnoun

a small hard particle of a substance such as salt or sand

‘a grain of salt’;

Grainnoun

the smallest possible quantity or amount of a quality

‘there wasn't a grain of truth in what he said’;

Grainnoun

a discrete particle or crystal in a metal, igneous rock, etc., typically visible only when a surface is magnified.

Grainnoun

a piece of solid propellant for use in a rocket engine.

Grainnoun

the smallest unit of weight in the troy and avoirdupois systems, equal to 1/5760 of a pound troy and 1/7000 of a pound avoirdupois (approximately 0.0648 gram).

Grainnoun

the longitudinal arrangement or pattern of fibres in wood, paper, etc.

‘he scored along the grain of the table with the knife’;

Grainnoun

the texture of wood, stone, etc., as determined by the arrangement and size of constituent particles

‘the lighter, finer grain of the wood is attractive’;

Grainnoun

the rough or wrinkled outer surface of leather, or of a similar artificial material.

Grainnoun

lamination or planes of cleavage in materials such as stone and coal.

Grainnoun

a grainy appearance of a photograph or negative, which is in proportion to the size of the emulsion particles composing it.

Grainnoun

a person's character or natural tendency.

Grainnoun

kermes or cochineal, or dye made from either of these.

Grainverb

give a rough surface or texture to

‘her fingers were grained with chalk dust’;

Grainverb

form into grains

‘if the sugar does grain up, add more water’;

Grainverb

paint (especially furniture or interior surfaces) in imitation of the grain of wood or marble.

Grainverb

remove hair from (a hide).

Grainverb

feed (a horse) on grain.

Grain

A grain is a small, hard, dry seed - with or without an attached hull or fruit layer - harvested for human or animal consumption. A grain crop is a grain-producing plant.

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