Talk:seed

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Noun[edit]

Does seed also mean sperm?[edit]

The definition 'semen' has been given the Finnish translation 'sperm'. Is seed really used in that meaning? I thought that seed, collectively used, would only refer to grain and the like. --Mikalaari 09:14, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

countable and uncountable[edit]

Seed is also used to mean uncountable amounts of seed, with respect to fertilized grain - if you are a farmer, you might buy seed from a seed vendor - if you are a gardner, you might get seeds from the seed aisle of a gardening store, - if you have a good tomato crop, someone might ask you where do you get your seed from (they may also ask where you get your seeds from) - you can have a truckload of seed, or a handful of seeds - phrases like 'buy seed from' and 'get seed for' have usually a significant number, about 1/2, the google hits of 'buy seeds from' and 'get seeds for'. - I'll make the change, but if there is disagreement, go ahead and explain it here please. Jethero 01:11, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Preseed[edit]

What is preseed ? --82.159.136.216 10:32, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

We need an example or more information about how it was used. One meaning of preseed is a vaginal lubricant that a woman can use to enhance coitus. —Stephen 23:10, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Dubious(?) sense[edit]

"To be able to compete (especially in a quarter-final/semi-final/final)". Really? Never come across it. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:07, 8 November 2010 (UTC) :Must be related to sede. DCDuring TALK 16:47, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

RFV[edit]

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Rfv-sense X 3: all adjective senses. They each look like attributive use of a noun sense. See Wiktionary:English adjectives. DCDuring TALK 16:17, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Striking. Not really an RFV issue (especially since several months have passed, without anyone presenting cites that Wiktionary:English adjectives would accept). Feel free to list at RFC or RFD, to BE BOLD, or to start working on an objective policy that would make this RFV-able. —RuakhTALK 13:20, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

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seed[edit]

Not really an adjective. Usage seems like attributive use of noun. Doesn't meet other tests for adjectivity AFAICT. Perhaps some of the usexes could be moved to appropriate noun senses. I don't see any distinct meaning. DCDuring TALK 16:54, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

The example sentences read like noun uses, but move to RFV all the same. --Mglovesfun (talk) 20:41, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
What? You don't think WT:BOLD applies? DCDuring TALK 21:28, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
I wouldn't personally speedy delete the three adjectival senses. Does that answer your question? --Mglovesfun (talk) 21:54, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Relatedly, I thought that that these matters were supposed to come here rather than go to RfV. DCDuring TALK 00:03, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Delete - the adjectival examples are all atrributive uses of various meanings of the noun, which are already in place under the noun heading. --EncycloPetey 00:30, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

deleted -- Liliana 04:56, 27 October 2011 (UTC)