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seed

[siːd]

  1. N

    1. (Bot) [of plant] semilla f , simiente f ; (inside fruit) pepita f ; [of grain] grano m

      sesame 2., sunflower 2.

    2. (Sport) (=player, team) cabeza mf de serie

    3. (fig) [of idea etc] germen m

    4. euph (=semen) simiente f ; (=offspring) descendencia f

  2. VT

    1. (=plant with seeds) sembrar (with de)

    2. (=remove seed of) [+ fruits] despepitar

    3. (Sport) clasificar como cabeza de serie

  3. (Bot) (=form seeds) granar, dar en grana; (=shed seeds) dejar caer semillas

    1. CPD

Examples from texts

Whereas, for the reasons given below, the following Directives on the marketing of seed and propagating material should be amended:
Considerando que, por los motivos que se exponen más adelante, deben modificarse las siguientes Directivas relativas a la comercialización de semillas y materiales de reproducción:
Whereas satisfactory results in cereal cultivation depend to a large extent on the use of appropriate seed;
Considerando que los resultados satisfactorios en el cultivo de cereales dependen en gran medida del empleo de semillas adecuadas;
which, subject to the provisions of Article 4 (1) (b) and (2), satisfies the conditions laid down in Annexes I and II for certified seed; and
que, sin perjuicio de lo dispuesto en la letra b) del apartado 1 del artículo 4 y en el apartado 2, cumplan las condiciones previstas en los Anexos I y II para las semillas certificadas y
which, subject to the provisions of Article 4 (b), satisfies the conditions laid down in Annex II for commercial seed; and
que, sin perjuicio de lo dispuesto en la letra b) del artículo 4, cumplan las condiciones previstas en el Anexo II para las semillas comerciales y
persons employed by natural or legal persons whose activities involve seed production, seed growing, seed processing or seed trade.
empleados de personas físicas o jurídicas cuyas actividades incluyan la producción, el cultivo, la transformación o el comercio de semillas.
Coffee seeds and seed-associated material, such as dust, earth, parchment and other seed processing residues, can allow proliferation of OTA producing fungi.
Las semillas de café y el material asociado a éstas, como el polvo, la tierra, pergamino y otros residuos de procesado de las semillas pueden permitir la proliferación de hongos productores de OTA.
© FAO y OMS 2011
© FAO and WHO 2011
Proposal for the Revision of the Codex Standard for Named Vegetable Oils: sunflower seed oils
PROPUESTA PARA LA REVISIÓN DE LA NORMA DEL CODEX PARA ACEITES VEGETALES ESPECIFICADOS: ACEITES DE SEMILLA DE GIRASOL
© FAO y OMS 2011
© FAO and WHO 2011
conditions under which chemically treated seed may be marketed;
las condiciones en que puedan comercializarse las semillas tratadas químicamente;
"precision seed": means seed designed for use in precision drills which, as required under Annex I, part B(3)(b)(bb) and (cc), gives single seedlings;
"semillas de precisión": las semillas destinadas a las sembradoras de precisión y que, de acuerdo con las disposiciones de los incisos bb) y cc) de la letra b) del punto 3 de la parte B del anexo I, den una sola plántula;
Having regard to Council Directive 2002/57/EC of 13 June 2002 on the marketing of seed of oil and fibre plants, and in particular Article 23(3), (4) and (5) thereof,
Vista la Directiva 2002/57/CE del Consejo, de 13 de junio de 2002, relativa a la comercialización de semillas de plantas oleaginosas y textiles, y, en particular, los apartados 3, 4 y 5 de su artículo 23, Considerando lo siguiente:
It is not possible to meet the demand for seed of these species satisfactorily with seed from other Member States or from third countries which satisfies all the requirements laid down in Directives 66/401/EEC or 2002/57/EC respectively.
No es posible satisfacer adecuadamente la demanda de semillas de estas especies con semillas de otros Estados miembros o de terceros países que satisfagan todos los requisitos establecidos en las Directivas 66/401/CEE o 2002/57/CE, respectivamente.
The laboratory's performance of seed testing shall be subject to proper supervision by the competent seed certification authority.
Los resultados que obtengan en las pruebas sobre semillas se someterán a un control adecuado por parte de la autoridad competente para la certificación de semillas.
Other Member States may also authorise official certification of such seed.
Los otros Estados miembros podrán también autorizar la certificación oficial de dichas semillas.
Whereas, in order to improve not only the genetic quality of Community cereal seed but also its external characters, certain conditions must be laid down as to analytical purity, germination and health status;
Considerando que para mejorar, además del valor genético, la calidad externa de las semillas de cereales en la Comunidad, deben preverse determinadas condiciones en lo que se refiere a la pureza específica y al estado sanitario;
the number of germinable seeds per kilogram of product marketed as seed, or, where the number of germinable seeds is impossible or impractical to assess, the number of viable seeds per kilogram.
el número de semillas germinables por kilo de producto comercializado como semillas o, cuando el número de semillas germinables sea imposible o muy difícil de determinar, el número de semillas viables por kilogramo.

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seed1/9
siːdFeminine nounsemilla; simiente; pepita; granoExamples

poppy seeds — semillas de amapola
to go or run to seed — granar, dar en grana; ir a menos
he's really gone to seed — se ha echado a perder, ha ido cada vez a peor

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Collocations

seed orchard
huerto semillero
seed tree
árbol padre
seed capital
capital generador
sunflower seed
pipa
caraway seed
carvis
seed pearl
aljófar

Word forms

seed

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseseedseeds
Possessive caseseed'sseeds'

seed

verb
Basic forms
Pastseeded
Imperativeseed
Present Participle (Participle I)seeding
Past Participle (Participle II)seeded
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I seedwe seed
you seedyou seed
he/she/it seedsthey seed
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am seedingwe are seeding
you are seedingyou are seeding
he/she/it is seedingthey are seeding
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have seededwe have seeded
you have seededyou have seeded
he/she/it has seededthey have seeded
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been seedingwe have been seeding
you have been seedingyou have been seeding
he/she/it has been seedingthey have been seeding
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I seededwe seeded
you seededyou seeded
he/she/it seededthey seeded
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was seedingwe were seeding
you were seedingyou were seeding
he/she/it was seedingthey were seeding
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had seededwe had seeded
you had seededyou had seeded
he/she/it had seededthey had seeded
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been seedingwe had been seeding
you had been seedingyou had been seeding
he/she/it had been seedingthey had been seeding
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will seedwe shall/will seed
you will seedyou will seed
he/she/it will seedthey will seed
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be seedingwe shall/will be seeding
you will be seedingyou will be seeding
he/she/it will be seedingthey will be seeding
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have seededwe shall/will have seeded
you will have seededyou will have seeded
he/she/it will have seededthey will have seeded
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been seedingwe shall/will have been seeding
you will have been seedingyou will have been seeding
he/she/it will have been seedingthey will have been seeding
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would seedwe should/would seed
you would seedyou would seed
he/she/it would seedthey would seed
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be seedingwe should/would be seeding
you would be seedingyou would be seeding
he/she/it would be seedingthey would be seeding
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have seededwe should/would have seeded
you would have seededyou would have seeded
he/she/it would have seededthey would have seeded
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been seedingwe should/would have been seeding
you would have been seedingyou would have been seeding
he/she/it would have been seedingthey would have been seeding
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am seededwe are seeded
you are seededyou are seeded
he/she/it is seededthey are seeded
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being seededwe are being seeded
you are being seededyou are being seeded
he/she/it is being seededthey are being seeded
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been seededwe have been seeded
you have been seededyou have been seeded
he/she/it has been seededthey have been seeded
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was seededwe were seeded
you were seededyou were seeded
he/she/it was seededthey were seeded
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being seededwe were being seeded
you were being seededyou were being seeded
he/she/it was being seededthey were being seeded
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been seededwe had been seeded
you had been seededyou had been seeded
he/she/it had been seededthey had been seeded
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be seededwe shall/will be seeded
you will be seededyou will be seeded
he/she/it will be seededthey will be seeded
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been seededwe shall/will have been seeded
you will have been seededyou will have been seeded
he/she/it will have been seededthey will have been seeded