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Definitions From Webster's online Dictionary

seed: Pronunciation: 'sEd ' Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural seed or seeds
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English s[AE]d; akin to Old High German sAt seed, Old English sAwan to sow
Date: before 12th century
1 a (1): the grains or ripened ovules of plants used for sowing (2): the fertilized ripened ovule of a flowering plant containing an embryo and capable normally of germination to produce a new plant; broadly: a propagative plant structure (as a spore or small dry fruit) b: a propagative animal structure:
2: a small egg (as of an insect)
3: (a) developmental form of a lower animal suitable for transplanting; specifically the condition or stage of bearing seed &
(b) a source of development or growth : {sowed the seeds of discord}
4: something (as a tiny particle or a bubble in glass) that resembles a seed in shape or size
5: a competitor who has been seeded in a tournament

requiem: Pronunciation: 're -kwE-&m also 'rA '- or 'rE '
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin (first word of the introit of the requiem mass), accusative of requies rest, from re- + quies quiet, rest -Date: 14th century
1: a mass for the dead
2: a: solemn chant (as a dirge) for the repose of the dead b: something that resembles such a solemn chant
3: a: musical setting of the mass for the dead b: a musical composition in honor of the dead

 
 

 
 

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