seed|bed


seed|bed
seed|bed «SEED BEHD», noun.
1. a piece of ground prepared for planting seed: »

For a good seedbed, topsoil is needed…about eight inches deep after it has settled (New York Times).

2. Figurative: »

The Middle East provides 80 per cent of the oil required by the European economy…and could be the seedbed of a war (Atlantic).


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  • seed·bed — /ˈsiːdˌbɛd/ noun, pl beds [count] : an area of soil prepared for planting seeds sometimes used figuratively a seedbed for innovation [=a place/situation in which innovation can occur] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Seed — (s[=e]d), n.; pl. {Seed} or {Seeds}. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See {Sow} to scatter seed, and cf. {Colza}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seed — (s[=e]d), n.; pl. {Seed} or {Seeds}. [OE. seed, sed, AS. s[=ae]d, fr. s[=a]wan to sow; akin to D. zaad seed, G. saat, Icel. s[=a][eth], s[ae][eth]i, Goth. manas[=e][thorn]s seed of men, world. See {Sow} to scatter seed, and cf. {Colza}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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