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

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)