seed-v; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: bear seeds, as a plant

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] SEED

The lettuce seeded in the boxes containing muriate of potash.
If the dandelions seeded before you moved in then there will be lots of seeds lying dormant.
The sunflowers seeded and sprouted and flourished and flowered.
Fertilizer materials were machine banded and the onions seeded immediately afterward.
The lettuce seeded before I had more than 1 harvest.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: seed.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: provide start-up funding for

Commentary: Notes: 'seeds' may be metaphorically extended to customers, employees, etc. Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate|organization] SEED NP2[recipient[organization]] (PP[instrument])

We need to find a way to seed the business with future generations of devoted fans.
PRIL will seed the business with equity capital.
If possible, try and seed the business with your own capital.
Drebin seeded the business with about $50000 in start-up capital.
McCaw has seeded the company with a number of experienced wireless technologists.
The company seeded the Energy Biosciences Institute at UC Berkeley with $500 million to develop biofuels.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: seed.o2
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: plant seeds in the ground

Commentary: Notes: May be metaphorically extended to other frames. Syntax includes: NP1[agent] SEED NP2[theme] (PP[destination]) (PP[extent|rate])

I seeded peas, onions and corn salad today!
They originally seeded the field with a blend of bluegrass and red fescue.
Researchers seeded wheat into the cotton stalks in December 2003 at a rate of 60 pounds per acre.
The lettuce seeded itself.
The Sunflowers seeded themselves on top of the mats.
The carrots seeded in very poorly.
In 2008, the company seeded an initiative that would create an easy-to-access online movie database.

VerbNet: butter-9.9,spray-9.7-1
FrameNet: Filling
PropBank: seed.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: distribute so that outstanding teams/players won't meet in early rounds

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate|organization]] SEED NP2[theme] (PP[destination]) (PP[predicate])

Her mentor had not lived to see her become the top-seeded woman player in professional tennis.
The teams were not supposed to be seeded, according to the rules.
Lane four is traditionally where the fastest swimmer is seeded.
Guilford is seeded second and will play either Lynchburg or Smith.
We have decided on seeding the teams into two groups of four.

VerbNet: classify-29.10
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: seed.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate|organization]] SEED NP2[destination] (PP[theme])

Scientists seeded the clouds for rain and down comes the snow.
Did the US government seed the clouds over Woodstock in1969 so that it rained?
An airplane flew over Massachusetts and seeded the clouds with super-cooled ice crystals.
The goverment seeded the clouds today to rain to prevent parades on MLK.
Russia seeded the clouds ahead of the G8 summit in St Petersburg to ensure fine weather.

VerbNet: spray-9.7-1
FrameNet: Filling
PropBank: seed.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: innoculate with microorganisms

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] SEED NP2[destination] (PP[theme]) NP1[agent] SEED NP2[theme] (PP[destination]) NP1[theme] SEED NP2[destination]

The primary tumor had seeded bacteria into his metastases.
The column effluents and a tap water control were seeded with microorganisms.
The dilution water must be seeded with microorganisms which are capable of degrading the waste.
We have seeded the water with organisms.
We seeded the water with zooplankton and phytoplankton from a local pond.
Only 60 bacteria seeded the GI tract.

VerbNet: spray-9.7-2
FrameNet: Filling
PropBank: seed.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: remove the seeds from

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] SEED NP2[patient] (PP[instrument]

A few hours later I seeded the cherries using a partially unbent paper clip.
Thelma & I seeded the cherries.
They seeded the apricots with a seeder.
I seeded the peppers and filled them.
I just made sure that I seeded the peppers well.

VerbNet: pit-10.7
FrameNet: Emptying
PropBank: seed.04
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8